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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know About Residential Roofing

Regina Roofing Questions Answered

  • How long do roofing shingles last?

    Roofing shingles can last anywhere from 15 to 50 years, depending on the type of shingle and the local climate.
    Asphalt shingles, which are common in Regina, typically last between 15 to 30 years.
    3 tab style shingles usually last around 15 years if the roof is well-ventilated. While newer architectual shingles last closer to 30 years, depending on material quality.

  • What are architectural roof shingles?

    Architectural roof shingles, also known as dimensional or laminated shingles, are a type of asphalt shingle that is thicker and more durable than traditional 3-tab shingles. They are designed to mimic the appearance of more expensive roofing materials like slate or wood shakes. These shingles are known for their enhanced aesthetics and longer lifespan compared to standard shingles.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes, we offer financing through Financeit for your convenience. It's always a good idea to compare rates with your personal banking institution.

  • Does the shingle colour effect the shingle lifespan?

    Yes, the colour of roofing shingles can affect their lifespan, but the impact is more indirect. Darker-coloured shingles tend to absorb more heat from the sun, which can lead to higher temperatures on the roof surface. This increased heat exposure can accelerate the aging process of the shingles, potentially reducing their lifespan compared to lighter-coloured shingles. However, factors such as shingle quality, proper installation, and roof ventilation play a more significant role in determining the lifespan of roofing shingles.

  • What type of roof maintenance is required?

    After replacing your shingles, minimal roof maintenance is necessary, especially if the roof was installed by a professional roofer.

    It's crucial to keep your shingles free of obstructions, such as debris buildup and overhanging branches.

    Inspect your roof visually 1-2 times a year for irregularities. After hail falls in your area, contact a Haag Certified roofing company to check for any damage to your roofing system.

  • What are asphalt shingles?

    Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material used in North America. They are made of a base material (either organic or fibreglass) coated with asphalt and mineral granules. Asphalt shingles are popular due to their affordability, ease of installation, and variety of colours and styles. They provide great protection against the elements.

  • Can roofing shingles be recycled?

    Yes, roofing shingles can be recycled. Recycling shingles helps reduce waste in landfills and can also provide materials for new products such as asphalt pavement. Wiebe's Roofing recycles 100% of asphalt materials, this includes the existing shingles we replace.

  • How do I find where a leak is coming from?

    So, you've noticed moisture on your ceiling. The next step would be to contact a qualified roofing company to assist you with this issue. Unless you have experience in roofing and attic work, trying to DIY your way through a leaking roof can cause issues to snowball. We speak for all roofers when we say; "Please stay away from rubberized sprays." These create a mess and are an extremely short-term fix when they do work.

  • How many roof shingles are in a bundle?

    An Owens Corning Duration bundle typically contains around 20 shingles. However, this can vary slightly +/- 2 shingles from bundle to bundle.

    This amount also varies between shingle manufacturers.

  • How to install roofing shingles

    Installing roofing shingles involves laying base layers (ice and water shield & synthetic underlayment), followed by overlapping rows of shingles, starting from the bottom edge of the roof and working upwards. Proper installation is crucial for the longevity of the roof.

  • Can I install a new roof over an existing roof?

    It's possible, but it's generally not recommended as it voids warranties and leads to future issues. This is a big "no-no" in the roofing industry. Doing so violates building codes, dramatically decreases the lifespan of your new shingles, and the extra weight may even compromise your roof structure. This is a service we do not provide.

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