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Kanata / Ottawa Roofing Experts

Kanata Roofing Experts Serving Greater Ottawa

With over 30 years of combined experience in the Kanata and Ottawa Roofing industry, Armour Home Solutions has a full range of roofing services available for all of your roofing needs.  As each roof is unique, a customized solution is what’s required for a successful repair or replacement.  Our years of experience and expertise will enable us to keep your home safe and sound.

Armour Home Solutions specializes in both steel and asphalt roofing to best suit your homes unique needs. Our roofing in Kanata and Ottawa staff are always more than happy to discuss the best option to fit your home and budget, and it is important to us that you feel confident in your renovation.

Asphalt Shingles

Ottawa, Kanata Roofing with Asphalt Shingles

The Pros

Asphalt shingles are today’s most popular shingle choice. They require little maintenance and are easily fixed if they become damaged. Shingles are flexible and sturdy, they are compatible with most roof designs. They come in a wide variety of colours and textures to suit your style, and can be manufactured to look like more expensive, natural materials like wood, tile and slate. The biggest advantage to asphalt shingles is that they are cost effective and relatively inexpensive compared to other materials. Ask the Ottawa and Kanata roofing experts at Armour Home Solutions for more information about the benefits of asphalt shingles.

The Cons

Asphalt roofs provide less thermal protection compared to other materials, and absorb heat from the sun, transferring it into your home. If you have asphalt shingles it is important to have a well-ventilated attic space to reduce heat transfer. They may also become damaged by heat and may start to curl up at the ends. Strong winds can uplift or tear them from your roof. Furthermore, shingles located in damp shady areas of the roof may be subject to excess moisture and rot and promote moss, mildew or algae. If you chose asphalt shingles for your roof renovation, proper maintenance, and routine assessments are critical in protecting your investment. Asphalt shingles have a relatively short lifespan in comparison to alternative materials; up to 20 years. However, our roofing in Kanata and Ottawa experts provide lifetime warranty shingle systems and accessories that can extend the lifespan of your Asphalt shingle roof far past conventional shingle systems.

 

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Steel Shingles

Ottawa / Kanata Roofing with Steel Shingles

The Pros

Depending on the chosen material, metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years. They are durable, capable of withstanding fast winds and will not corrode or crack. Though periodical scheduled inspections are still recommended, routine maintenance and repairs are not required. Steel roofs are flame resistant and will not spark if struck by lightning or caught during a fire. Steel roofs are energy efficient, reflecting solar heat and can reduce air conditioning costs by 10-25%. They are also environmentally friendly, being made up of 25-95% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long life.  Ask our Ottawa and Kanata roofing experts for more information about steel shingles.

The Cons

Steel roofs are two to three times more expensive than asphalt, so while their lifespan is much longer, your investment is more valuable if you plan on living in your home long enough to reap the cost benefits. During intense rain or hail steel roofs can be noisy. Our roofing in Kanata and Ottawa experts can solve this potential downfall by adding additional insulation during installation. Steel roofs expand and contract with the elements. If not properly installed this could allow panels to loosen. Poor quality installation or repair could cause water accumulation resulting in serious damage to your home. When considering a steel roof, it is even more important to choose a credible and reputable installation company to protect your investment.

Armour Home Solutions is happy to consult with you and recommend the best options for your home. The bottom line – protect your most important investment using experienced, professional installers, high quality materials and the most complete warranty that your budget will allow.

Call 613-702-9902 to have one of our Ottawa or Kanata roofing experts visit your home and discuss which product is best suited for your home and budget.

 

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WARRANTY

Armour Home Solutions’ 10 year workmanship warranty is our commitment to the quality every homeowner deserves from their roofing contractor. Our Roofing warranty covers all work performed by our company and Armour Home Solutions will repair any deficiencies related to our workmanship and installation within the 10 year warranty period at no cost to the home owner. We also exclusively use only top of the line products on your home which carry a minimum ten year manufacture warranty guarantee and up to a lifetime warranty with qualifying shingles and accessories.

Call our roofing in Kanata and Ottawa experts at 613-702-9902 for more information about our warranty.

Asphalt vs. Steel: Which one is right for you?

Every homeowner has their own needs and wants when it comes to their roof, which is a big investment no matter what kind of material is used. But when it comes to cost savings, it is clear that steel roofing is the winner. Below we outline exactly how you’ll end up with more money in your pocket.

This example is based on an average annual inflation rate of 2.1% from 2000 to 2013. Assuming that the annual inflation rate remains at 2.1% for the next 50 years, here is what the cost of reroofing would be for the average homeowner given that they plan on replacing their roof every 15 years.

*Calculation only considers the cost of materials and doesn’t take into account installation or other factors.

Reroofing with conventional asphalt shingles over 50 years

2015

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$6,000

2030

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$8,194

2045

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$11,192

2060

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$15,286

2065

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$6,959*

*1/3 the 15-year replacement cost at Year 2075

= $47,631

after 50 years

Cost of reroofing with Armour Home Solutions steel shingles over 50 years

2015

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$9,000

2030

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$0

2045

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$0

2060

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$0

2065

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$0

= $9,000

after 50 years

So what’s the most economical solution? The answer is clear…

With asphalt roofing costing 6.4 times more than steel shingles, a steel roof is the best choice as a homeowner. Just imagine the possibilities with all the money you’ll save!

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