Calgary Roofing Company

Residental New Roofing, Re-Roofing, and Repairs

PDQ’s Roofing’s family-business founders have been providing quality roofs and roof maintenance to residential home builders, homeowners and property managers in the Calgary and surrounding areas since 1956. When considering hiring one of the many Calgary roofing companies, here’s how we stand out:

Our Process: Watch the below video to see our roofers re-shingle a roof in McKenzie Lake, Calgary.

  1. All PDQ jobs start with the loading of the shingles and the setup of the work to be done.
  2. All reroofs start with a careful tear-off of the existing materials and a thorough cleaning and preparation of the roof deck.
  3. Prior to installing the new shingles the eave and valley protection materials are laid in place, the eave and valley flashing is installed and a full felt sub-roof is installed over the entire roof deck surface.
  4. We also inspect the roof integrity and advise you on recommended repairs. Luckily for this Calgary home owner (see above video), we caught a problem early and saved them from future damage to their home.
  5. The new roof shingles are installed to the manufacturer’s specifications using the industry standard good roofing practices and safety procedures.
  6. Once the roof is completed a thorough site cleanup is completed.
  7. PDQ Roofing, “perfectly delivered quality, done pretty darn quick”.

At PDQ We Dare To Care

As a professional company we maintain our COR certification. COR is recognized by Occupational Health and Safety as well as the Worker’s Compensation Board as a necessary method of operation to insure that all of our workers working at your property have received the required safety training and certification. We perform both internal and external audits on a regular basis so that we can participate in these government programs:

  • Certificate of Recognition (COR)
  • Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR)

And for the protection of the public and our workers we have:

  • $5,000,000.00 of Public Liability & Damage Insurance
  • Full Worker’s Compensation Coverage

When researching Calgary roofing companies, it is important for you as the homeowner, builder or property manager that the roofer has proper insurance. Proper insurance eliminates your liability for any accidents that may happen during the course of work. Please note that many construction companies are not COR certified, so we believe this gives us an edge over a number of our competitors in terms of safety and quality.

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PDQ Roofing’s family business founders have successfully been completing residential new roofs, re-roofs, roof repairs, roof renovations and shingle replacements in the Calgary area since 1956.

Calgary Roofing 101

Here are a few considerations on custom roofing.

Roofing Considerations for Custom Homes

If you are in the market for a custom built home, one thing you will realize is that there are different kinds of roofs to suit different climate conditions and homeowner preferences. The cost for a new roof depends on: the size/shape of the roof, the roof pitch/slope (low to steep), the roofing materials chosen, the level of expertise of the roofing tradesmen and the site safety precautions put in place. Some of the most important factors to consider when installing a new roof include:

  1. Ventilation Requirements and Condensation Precautions
  2. Roof Flashing Used at the Protrusions, Abutments and Edges
  3. Suitability and Durability of the Roof Shingles for the Local Climate Conditions
  4. Life Span of the particular Roof Shingles Chosen
  5. Texture, Colour and Architectural Detailing of the Roof Shingles

There are a number of technical issues that can arise when constructing a watertight roof assembly. Roofing is essentially on-site factory work, thus a great deal of care, attention and professionalism is required. Roofing installers need to have the required training, expertise and experience with the type of roof shingles being used. Ideally, roofing installers are authorized and supervised by an Alberta Trades Certified Journeyman Roofer. PDQ Roofing is owned and operated by an Alberta Trades Certified Journeyman Roofer.

Tips for correctly assessing your roof’s health: Is it time to repair or replace your roof?

Being able to correctly determine the time to replace or repair a roof can be a daunting challenge to most homeowners. The main reason for this is because no homeowner wants to unnecessarily replace a roof that only needed localized repair, nor would they like to have to replace a roof after spending money on what they initially thought could have been fixed with a small repair. In other words, correctly assessing the status of your roof, and the proper care that it needs, could determine how costly the maintenance of your home’s roof can be.
One thing that every homeowner needs to understand is that roofs have a finite life. Eventually, roofs will wear out and will need to be replaced at some point. The longevity of each particular roof will depend on both the weather and the material with which it was made. Some materials, like asphalt are affordable and popular but unfortunately, in the long run, they don’t fare well in places like Calgary where the weather fluctuates. The key concept is to be able to assess in time the correct plan of action to take when it comes to the roof.

Check for early signs.

The best way to understand your roof’s possible needs is to be able to detect the early signs of roof deterioration. In order to do this, you must make a habit of checking your roof’s condition at least once a year, preferably at the same time of the year when there is no snow to cover up any possible damage. With the aid of technology, you could even take a picture of your roof in the same angle each year and then file in a cloud service for later perusal.
There are two places to routinely check for roof deterioration: inside and outside indicators. Checking for inside indicators is easy, look out for dark and damp areas on your ceilings, signs of peeling paint on roof overhands, signs of damp spots and/or water stains on pipes near furnace. When checking for outside indicators, make sure you are following proper safety guidelines and wearing adequate gear. You should look out for overall roof deterioration from element exposure (sun, rain, snow, wind) like curling, blistering, rotting, buckling shingles. Be also on the lookout for missing shingles due to high winds, and damaged flashing which exposes your roof to moisture penetration and leaks.

Understanding the damage

Now, you have assessed your roof and have determined that there is some damage. How do you know if it is repairable or if you will have to re-roof your house? Some damages like missing shingles due to wind damage, or small leaks on an otherwise sound roof are problems that could easily be addressed with squirting some roofing plaster, or sealant along the flashing, or replacing shingles by removing the torn or damaged shingles and slipping the new one in place. Other damages, however, like curled up shingles, can expose the underlying structure of your roof and threaten the integrity of your house’s construction.

Final takeaway: Prevention.

The important takeaway is to rely on your power of observation. Don’t wait until leaks are swarming your ceiling to determine that there might be some roof work to be done. Roof maintenance is all about timely observation, a simple repair can escalate into a full re-roofing job if it is caught too late. If you’re still unsure about the state of your roof and or the course of action to take in terms of roof repair, you can reach out to us to discuss your roofing needs or get a free quote!

Calgary Roofing Companies – Our Roofing Testimonials

These three videos contain some of our testimonials that can be found on our Google reviews.

Let’s talk about your roofing needs:

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