Saskatoon roofing questions answered
At K & S Contracting we specialize in foundation repair for homeowners across Saskatchewan, but we also offer general contracting services to Saskatoon and surrounding area. In our latest blog we share a tip on Saskatoon roofing
Q: When do you have to replace shingles? What are the repercussions of procrastinating?
A: If you are asking this question they probably need to be replaced. A sure sign is any leaking which usually happens in a valley or if your shingles are curling up or down or from a bad installation. All these are reasons for shingles to be replaced. A proper shingle job must be installed properly for it to be covered by insurance. If you procrastinate it can mean interior damage which is a higher cost and the many tradesman coming in and out of your home to repair when it could just be handled by having a new roof installed.
Q: What are the comparable costs for metal roofing compared to asphalt shingles?
A: From our experience it is usually at least double.
Q: If someone is interested in being eco-friendly, what is the best option for the most sustainable roofing? Some companies in B.C. for eg. offer cedar; asphalt; and metal as options, which are all mostly made of recycled materials and also long-lasting for the customer’s satisfaction.
A: Everything is fiberglass now so it is long lasting. There used to be a recycled shingle but it started rotting so they discontinued it.
Q: I know it is a matter of what a person wants but what do you think about tin roofs over shingles is the life span better on tin roofs as I have heard?
Shingles these days have at least a 50 year guarantee. Tin roofs to dent with hail and discolor over time.
Q:I live in a mobile home & would like to redo the roof. I would like to do a peaked roof to help with winter snow build up & run off. So a few questions- how high of a peak would be needed to help with runoff?I would like it to be affordable & long lasting.
A: Any peak will help with run off 4/12 pitch and higher is best. We can do any type of pitch, we would just have to come by to look. .
Q: Why does my bathroom fan leak in the winter time, is there something wrong with my roofing or does it need to be re-shingled?
A: It is probably going to be your fan hose that is connect from your fan to your vent up top. Some times people do it themselves and do not use the proper material. Or its not the right usage of plumbing which causes condensation and dripping. The other small amount could be a roof leak if shingles are deteriorating.
Q:I need to redo the exterior of my house. Since it’s an old character home what is the best option for getting added insulation, long term durable siding (what’s better: stucco, vinyl, brick, others?) and adds the best value to my home?
A: All depends on your home and the look of your home and area. Stucco and stone are more expensive and more durable.You should get quotes and discuss your options.
Q: In the winter when it is really cold out the a little section of the roof where the wall and root meet (above the window) it gets ice/frost build up. What would someone do about this?
A: That could be insulation problem or ventilation problem. There are a few things that could be the issue and would have to crawl into the attic space to look.
At K & S Contracting we specialize in foundation repair for homeowners across Saskatchewan, but we also offer contracting services to Saskatoon and surrounding area including:
- Foundations for RTM, Residential and Light Commercial
- Roofing, Re-Roofs and Shingles
- Decks, Fences & Landscaping
- Basement renovations
- Custom Builds
- All Insurance work