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The Different Elements of a New Roof in Guelph and Cambridge

Understanding the different materials and components of a roof is very important, regardless of whether you are doing a residential roof replacement or a new roof installation on a new home. A roof replacement is one of the most important investments a Guelph or Cambridge homeowner can make because a new roof doesn’t just improve how your home looks, but it also increases energy efficiency and adds significant value to your home. Additionally, a new roof provides an excellent return on investment, increased comfort and perhaps more importantly, increased safety. However, before you start replacing your roof, it is good to take the time to research and learn about the different components of a roof, as well as the roofing materials options available. Below, you will find some useful information to get you started.

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Why Do New Roof Installations Fail?

It is quite frustrating when you invest in a new roof and your large investment fails. At Empire Roofing & Exteriors we understand your frustration. Often, we meet customers who had their roofs installed by another roofing contractor and are astonished as to why their recently installed roof is showing problems, particularly because new roofs are expected to last between 15 to 20 years or even longer. Having a new roof installed is an important investment, one that gives a 60-70% ROI according to several reports and studies. However, because new roofs are a large investment, it is very important that installation is done right, every time.

Regardless, it would be helpful to you to know why new roofs fail, by learning to identify some of the more common reasons why this happens. To help you avoid falling victim to a botched roof install, we present you four reasons why new roofs fail.

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Is it time to replace your roof?

Most people believe that a roof should be replaced when it starts leaking or when there is visible damage to your roof. There is however more to look out for. Interestingly, it is best to replace your roofing system before it starts leaking.

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