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Saskatoon Roofing and Shingles - Why it is Important in 2021

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

When considering your next roofing project in Saskatoon, it’s important to seek advice from Saskatoon’s exterior contracting experts. With the knowledge and expertise from our team at Ozmun Exteriors behind us, you are in good hands when it comes to all things roofing. As local experts, we are ready to answer your questions about roof repairs, maintenance, and roof replacement. If you’re interested in information on hiring roofers, roofing estimates, and learning about different types of roofing, then we have an article for you! For all things roofing, we have you covered.

5 questions to help you choose a roofing company.

There are lots of considerations to make when it comes to choosing a roofer. Repairing or replacing your roof is a big job and a big investment. You can ensure you’re getting the best service by choosing a trusted contractor. Here are 5 key questions to ask to ensure you choose a contractor whose services, experience, and business ethics align with your needs.

  • Is my roofer experienced? The roofer you hire should be experienced enough to take on the job. Every roof is different, and finding the appropriate solution to ensure yours can protect your home requires an experienced roofer.

  • Is my roofer insured? Roofing contractor’s insurance, or general liability insurance, protects the insured in cases of damage to property, injury, or other losses. As a homeowner, you can ask your contractor to provide proof of insurance.

  • Can your roofer help you to make informed decisions? As professional exterior contractors, part of our responsibility is to help our customers make informed decisions about what type of roofing materials they are choosing, what options are available to them, and what the best practices are.

  • Will my roofer provide me with an estimate? Roofers should be able to provide estimates of the work they are looking at undertaking. At Ozmun Exteriors, we always provide a free quote. We talk openly with our clients about potential problem areas, such as a damaged or rotten decking, and how much those repairs cost.

  • Can my roofer provide me with references? Any exterior contractor you choose should be able to provide you with references. Some companies are backed by organizations that specifically monitor a company’s business practices and customer satisfaction. Ozmun Exteriors is part of the Better Business Bureau, an organization that demonstrates that our business practices are ethical and that customer care and satisfaction are among our top priorities.

Roofing estimates are a necessary component of hiring a contractor.

Quotes and estimates are important for a few reasons. They can help give you a sense of the scope of your project, and they can clarify job details and pricing. A company’s ability to provide an estimate speaks to the company’s professionalism, as does a company’s ability to provide an estimate that takes into consideration the most important factors of your particular project. Because we know that estimates are an important initial step for us and for our customers, we offer a free estimate from Ozmun Exteriors. This helps get your project off to a good start.

Here’s what to look for on a roofing estimate.

The roofing estimate is based on the initial viewing of the project, and it hosts information that is highly valuable to both contractor and customer. Important information like payment due dates and payment methods should be part of your estimate. Here’s a helpful list of 10 things to look for on your estimate:

  • Payment Information

  • The project’s estimated timeline with a start date and end date

  • The cost of materials, labour, and permits

  • An explanation of the types of materials that will be used

  • A description of the work to be completed

  • Guarantees and expectations of work

  • Information on the warranty provided

  • Proof of the company’s license, liability insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance

  • Provisions for add-ons or changes

  • A clearly defined termination clause

This list helps show how extensive a roofing estimate can be. Roofing estimates are an essential first step for both contractor and client. Without them, there is no guide for the rest of the project.

The difference between types of roofing is another part of your project to consider.

There are many different materials that we can use on the roofs of our houses.

  • Solar Tiles

  • Asphalt Shingles

  • Metal Roofing

  • Stone-Coated Steel

  • Slate

  • Rubber Slate

  • Clay and Concrete Tiles

  • Green Roofs

  • Built-up Roofing

With each of these kinds of roofing comes a different set of specifications and installation instructions. Because of the diversity of roofing materials, installations, and applications, it is important to pick the right roofing for your project. Two popular roofing materials are shingles and metal.

3 Advantages of Shingles

Shingles are one of the most common roofing materials in Canada. The asphalt shingle being the most standard, there are reasons why many choose this material to keep them dry and sheltered. Here are 3 advantages of asphalt shingles:

  • They are the most affordable material on the market.

  • They are one of the most efficient to install.

  • They can be installed on a number of different roof shapes.

3 Advantages of a Metal Roof

Different from the asphalt shingle, metal roof shingles have become more popular in recent years. Here are 3 advantages of a metal roof:

At Ozmun Exteriors we have experience with both shingles and metal roofs, and can see the advantages that each material has. We work with our clients to help them make the best decisions for themselves and for their homes.

When considering materials, it is important to consider your budget.

For example, a metal roof may cost more than a shingled roof, but a metal roof may save you money in the long run. Because metal roofs are very durable, repairs, maintenance, and upkeep are less frequent. How durable you ask? A metal roof can be expected to last between 40 and 70 years. This means that you can keep your wallet closed years after installing your metal roof. It is considerations like these that exterior experts at Ozmun Exteriors can help you navigate. Other factors such as the size and slope of your roof, and the type of metal panels you choose to use, contribute to the cost of the job. Here’s the best news: Because cost is an important factor, we offer convenient payment plans that can match your budget.

When it comes to the roof of your home, it is important to trust the experts.

At Ozmun Exteriors, we offer our customers skill and expertise that is backed by years of experience. We have the knowledge to help guide you in making the best choices for your home and the skills to complete your job, on time, on budget, and beyond expectations. No matter the roofing challenge, we are here to help.

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