Why is Composite Roofing So Popular in Canada?

Posted by roofcoadmin April 24, 2018

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No matter where you go in the Winnipeg area, you’re bound to find that most homes have composite roofing. Many homeowners might be faced with the need to decide on a new type of roofing for themselves, but they don’t know where to start. Looking at what their neighbors, friends, and family members have installed on their own roofs can be a great starting point. Composite roofing is very popular across Canada, and it could be the best choice for your home too.

Why are so many homeowners choosing composite roofing? You need to make a wise choice because the roof represents roughly 40 percent of the appearance of your home. Here are just a few of the main features that make this roofing style so appealing.

Moisture Resistant

Canada is prone to a lot of wet weather from the early spring showers to the heavy snowfall in winter. One of the main reasons that homeowners become interested in composite roofing is because it is relatively moisture resistant. This can help to protect your roof and the wooden structure underneath from damage in any of these heavier storms. Depending on the warranty from the manufacturer, you may also find that composite roofing is algae and mold resistant.

Fire Resistant

Nobody wants to consider the possibility of a major disaster like a fire. Even just imagining your house going up in flames can feel catastrophic. Composite roofing can help with this because it is very fire resistant. They can help to prevent a fire from starting and keep it from spreading.

Environmentally Friendly

Composite roofing has the potential to be environmentally friendly, depending on what brand you purchase. They often have recycled plastics, papers, and even hemp fibers worked into the composition of the shingles. This is a lot more environmentally friendly than wooden shingles that use far more resources. Of course, they also have the added benefit of lasting for up to fifty years. A warranty like this eliminates the need to replace your roof and use more materials over the coming years.

Low Maintenance

Composite roofing requires very little in terms of routine maintenance. Homeowners are still encouraged to inspect their roof on a regular basis, but the shingles are expected to last for decades to come. Look for the growth of mold or algae, particularly if the shingles you purchase are not engineered to resist the growth of these specimens. A qualified roofing contractor can help you to spray a chemical treatment that will eliminate your algae problem.  

You may also need to search for any shingles that have lost their texture. Keep in mind that you won’t need to replace the whole roof. Your local roofing company can help you to replace the shingles in just one section.

When it comes to installing roofs, you need one of the best residential and commercial roofing contractors around. Be sure to call Roofco to give you an estimate on installing a new composite roof on your Canada home today!