Residential Roofing F.A.Q.

Learn about Residential Roofing in Osoyoos and answer your questions here

Choosing the right type of roof for a new home can be more difficult than most people imagine. There are so many choices and options. From colors to materials, it is important to know which type of roofing material is best for your situation.

Residential roofs can be made of asphalt, ceramic tile, slate, wood, and metal. Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common style of roofing in the south Okanagan, particularly in Osoyoos, and generally a lower cost option to other, more expensive roofing material.

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“The most common residential roofing material used…asphalt shingles are popular because they are economical and easy to install,” states HGTV.

These types of shingles are the most popular with roofers and homeowners in Osoyoos and throughout the Okanagan as they are durable and relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of roofing (such as metal roofing). Other benefits of asphalt shingle roofs include the broad variety of colors and styles, ease of installation and suitability for a wide range of temperatures. Asphalt shingles also provide reliable waterproofing.

In Osoyoos, and throughout the southern Okanagan, asphalt shingle roofs last about 20 years. Dark asphalt shingles are prone to fading and tend to exhibit inconsistencies in color.

Metal roofing in Osoyoos is becoming more popular as metal roofing is lower maintenance, lightweight and more environmentally friendly than some other options. However, installation can be tricky and pricing tends to be a little higher.

As a metal roof starts to lose its shine, repainting is an option as long as the roof’s structural integrity is in good shape.  Metal roofing also comes in a variety of styles and colors.

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