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A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary Roofing FAQs

What types of shingles are best for Calgary weather?

In our experience replacing thousands of new roofs and accompanying soffits, fascia and eaves, in Calgary and area, GAF residential roofing shingles and accessories are proven performers hands down, year after year. With a wide range of colours, textures, designs and warranties, you get a clean appearance, great durability, and is easy to care. Plus, your shingles can last up to 30 years. Call the A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary showroom at 403-257-DOOR (3667) or email us for details at [email protected] We’ll walk you through all your options.

How durable are your roof installations?

Roofing, soffits, fascia, eaves, and downspout labour and installations area all covered under extensive and reliable warranties. Contact our team experts at A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary for details so you feel confident that if there is an issue down the road, we’ll be there to fix it. 403-257-DOOR (3667).

What's the best time of year to replace my roof?

Spring to fall are best the best seasons to replace your roof as well as soffits, fascia and eaves. Winter and rainy days present safety issues for our A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary team. If there is inclement weather during the time we have booked your replacement, we will delay until it improves without compromising your roof’s integrity.

How thick is stucco on a house?

That’s a good question to ask!  In the province of Alberta, a typical home or condo stucco job will involve applying up to three layers over a wood stud, then a metal lathe system with plywood on top, but that depends on the construct of the home. According to City of Calgary (1997) building code, here are the details of the thickness of stucco:

9.28.6. Stucco Application

9.28.6.2. Number of Coast and Total Thickness

1) Stucco shall be applied with at least 2 base coats and one finish coat, providing a total thickness of less than 15mm, measured from the face of the lath or the face of the masonry where no lath is used.

9.28.6.5. Finish Coat

2) The thickness of the finish coat shall be not less than 3mm.

9.28.6.6. Alternative Method

1) Stucco shall be applied in at least 2 coats to provide a total thickness of not less than 19mm measured from the face of the sheathing paper to the face of the second coat where lath is used.

2) The second coat shall be continuous across the entire surface of the coat and be without gaps of voids.

How can I match my new roof colour with my unattached garage?

Fortunately, GAF has a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from, so your Calgary roofing installation by A two Z Windows & Doors can assist in finding the perfect (or near-perfect) match to the rest of your buildings, as well as new windows and doors, awnings, shutters and siding. We can work with you to ensure you are happy with your choice.

Do I have to care for my roof after it is replaced and how do I do that?

Yes you can! The A two Z Windows & Doors team, which offers exterior services as well as general contracting renovations, has provided an informational section for maintaining your new roof here.

What do I do if there is damage after a storm?

If a great storm has ripped through the Calgary area, and your roof is affected, first you need to call your insurance agent to sent out an expert to assess the damage. Then they will decide on your potential and level of coverage based on your policy.

Please remember that if you have sustained damage, and you are eligible for full replacement, it is legal in Alberta to choose any service provider you trust instead of the pre-determined and potentially unknown third-party vendor through your insurance company.

If A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary has already installed the roof, you can contact us to see if we can replace it according to your claim. If damage was sustained due to labour and installation quality, we cover that too. For particular details, contact us at 403-257-4220.

What if I need something repaired after a roofing install by your company?

We can call in our A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary team members who specialize in such a repair to shore up any issues. No worries. We’ve got you covered!

Can I have any decorative roofing touches done?

Absolutely! If you want a special texture, or particular features the specially trained experts at A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary not only have the experience, they also have great ideas. Chat with us about what you imagine and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

What is the jargon for roofing so I can learn what it all means?

We’ve found a great resource at GAF, our primary product choice for your home, for roofing definitions:

If you have more questions, please ask and we’ll give you all the details so you feel confident when you are talking with the experts at A two Z Windows & Doors Calgary. Call us at 403-257-DOOR (3667) anytime or email us at [email protected]

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