So you need to get your roof replaced. You know that it’s going to cost a lot of money to replace the roof, so it makes natural sense to try to get your insurance to cover most of the costs. But how do you go about making sure your insurance will cover roof replacement in Calgary?

Document all of the damage. You need to make sure your photos are crystal clear and detailed. You need to convince the insurance company of the amount you need to be covered. It will help to have before pictures but if you don’t, just make sure the after pictures correlate to what caused the damage and detail all of the repair costs.

Next, bring in a professional. You need to get a professional that works on roof replacement in Calgary. You need a professional inspection done and get a figure for how much repairs are going to cost. Some companies know how to deal with insurance companies and will actually help you get as much of the claim as possible.

(Wondering how often you need to replace your roof? Find out here!) 

You also want to double-check your insurance policy. You should only aim to get your insurance to cover your roof replacement costs if they are liable. Insurance policies will not cover all types of situations. You do not want to waste your time trying to fight a losing battle.

Then you want to look into the age of your roof. Some insurance plans will not cover roofs if they haven’t been replaced for a very long time. This is because roofs have a limited lifespan and eventually break down. If your roof has been damaged due to some kind of storm, this may be an exception.

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Finally, you will want to talk to different contractors. If you find that your insurance company will not cover the full amount, you should see if you can get a lower estimate from other roofing contractors. This will allow you to decrease the costs of roof replacement significantly.

This is how you want to deal with insurance companies when dealing with roof damage claims. Make sure you read into your policy, talk to different roofing companies, and document everything with great detail. These things are essential to making sure you get proper coverage.

At City Roofing and Exteriors, we take pride in our work and by serving Calgarians. We work hard to assist our customers in providing proper roofing systems to meet your budget and needs. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our work, give us a call at (403) 608-9933.

There are many reasons why you’d go with a flat roof instead of a pitched roof. You may want to use the roof as additional outdoor space. You may feel like it better fits the look of your home. The climate you live in may not necessarily require a pitched roof. 

Whatever your reason is, here are the steps you’ll need to take to build a flat roof.

Five Step Process For Flat Roofing in Calgary 

Step 1) 

First, you want to frame the roof. Even flat roofs do have a slight angle on them to prevent water from building up. These inclines are designed to draw water into drainage pipes to prevent the roof from flooding when it rains.

Step 2) 

Next, add the foundational layer that will support the roof. This is the layer that will help form the structure of your flat roof. The material should be durable and allow for some contraction to adapt to the changing of the weather.

Step 3) 

Third, you will want to install the underlayment. This is a waterproof barrier that will be installed above the foundational layer. You need this layer to prevent water from seeping into the skeleton of your roof. There are many different types of materials you can go with. You may want to talk to a company that specializes in flat roofing in Calgary for help with choosing the right material.

worker installing tar foil on the rooftop of building. Flat roof installation. Waterproof system by gas and fire torching.

Step 4) 

Next, add further protection by dryfitting the roof. This can be a protective rubber layer that goes on top of the underlayment. You’ll want to install this layer for additional protection from moisture. Dryfitting is an add-on solution to ensuring your flat roof stays dry.

Step 5) 

Finally, add the necessary drainage. The big thing you need to avoid is rainfall building up water on your flat roof. In many cases, one drain will not be enough to quickly get rid of the water. That’s why you will want multiple drains and drain pipes to quickly remove the excess rainwater.

Because building your own flat roof is complicated, it’s always a good idea to reach out to a company that specializes in flat roofing in Calgary.

**Please note that City Roofing & Exteriors is not responsible for any flat roofing DIY projects. This blog is merely a guide only, to provide insight into the process* 

At City Roofing and Exteriors, we take pride in our work and by serving Calgarians. We work hard to assist our customers in providing proper roofing systems to meet your budget and needs. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our work, give us a call at (403) 608-9933.

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