Edmonton and Area Roofing Services
Iron Shield Roofing is your premiere choice for roofing companies in Edmonton. We know that our residential roofing customers take pride in their homes and we also know that quality improvements will only add to their enjoyment and to the value of their investment. That’s why our trained professionals are uncompromising when it comes to the roof products we carry and the craftsmanship that goes into our residential roof installations and home roofing repairs. So, when it comes to re-roofing your home or building a new home and you want the best available solutions and dollar value available. Iron Shield Roofing is the clear choice for roofing companies in Edmonton, St Albert, Sherwood Park, and Spruce Grove. We have been proudly serving homeowners since 2009.
Roof system components
Iron Shield Roofingis your best choice for Edmonton Roofing Companies. From vinyl siding to rubber roofing in Edmonton, we do it all.
The roof over your head is more than just the shingles; it’s a complex waterproofing system.
- Roof deck
- Eaves Protection
- Proper Ventilation
- Quality Shingles
Even the best shingles won’t help if your roof deck isn’t properly inspected & repaired first
A quality roof replacement project is possible only if the roof deck (sheathing) is sound. Depending on a number of factors, your roof deck may have been damaged by moisture.
Some problems may be found on inspection but other damage may only come to light after the old shingles are torn off.
We know you don’t like surprises, so our quotes include repairing a 96 square feet of decking at no extra charge. This is why we are one of best roofing companies in the business.
Without proper roof eaves protection, the life of your roof will be dramatically shortened
Your roof eaves are vulnerable to ice buildup and the resulting water penetration. They are the coldest part of your roof since they are not warmed by heat escaping from your home into the attic.
Melted snow may run down the roof towards the eaves and gutter. Because the roof eaves are colder, the water may refreeze and cause the formation of ice dams. Water can back up under the roof shingles or behind the fascia boards.
The results can include damage to your attic, ceilings, walls, and floors of your home. The additional moisture will also decrease the effectiveness of your insulation.
Premium Ice and Water shield helps to protect your home and the valuable contents inside from this threat. Make us your first choice for Edmonton Roofing Companies.
Our superior, synthetic underlayment will increase the lifespan of your new roof
The Iron Shield Roofing System starts with a heavy eaves protector that serves as a moisture barrier and prevents your roof surface from rotting. We then apply a quality roofing underlayment to the balance of your roof surface to waterproof your roof in case the shingles are penetrated by severe weather or ice dams.
Synthetic Underlayment serves as secondary-level protection against leaks and will provide many years of protection if all other elements of a good roofing system are in place.
Your quote always includes Rhino Roof underlayment – 25 x Stronger than 15 lb roofing felt
Roof flashings prevent damage from water leaks and ice buildup
It’s important that all roof flashing be inspected before the roofing is started. Your existing flashing may be in good shape but, if it needs to be replaced, you should know ahead of time.
Roof flashing is vital in these areas:
- Roof/wall intersections
- Other roof penetrations such as vents or plumbing stacks
The drip edge is installed on the perimeter of the roof along the eaves and provides an added level of waterproofing.
Drip edge deflects water into your eavestroughs, rather than between the eavestroughs and fascia, where it can damage the fascia board
Drip edge also helps protect the roof deck from unnecessary exposure to water
Covers any gaps between the roof deck and the fascia boards caused by movement due to weather changes
Adds support to the first row of shingles
* Drip edge protection is not required by Alberta building code and will be included in your quote as an upgrade option.
Valleys on your roof deserve special attention as they naturally deal with more water run-off than the rest of the roof.
There are two types of valley construction – closed valleys and open valleys. Closed valleys have shingles covering the valley, while open valleys have a gap between the shingles on either side, with metal in the valley.
Both types are permitted by the Alberta building code.
Open metal valleys provide superior and more durable protection, however there is an associated cost.
* Your quote will include open metal valleys as an upgrade option.
A roof ventilation system stops your roof surface from rotting by preventing moisture buildup
The Iron Shield Roofing System gives your roof the right amount of airflow to prevent moisture buildup that leads to roof rot. This ventilation will also help regulate the temperature of your home.
Attic ventilation is critically important for two major reasons:
To reduce the buildup of heat in the attic, which can lead to the formation of ice dams, premature shingle decay, and higher energy costs.
To reduce attic moisture and condensation. Excess moisture can damage the structure of your roof and house framing, wreck your interior walls and floors, and even create mold than can affect your health. A minor increase in the moisture content of your insulation can significantly reduce its effectiveness.
Older homes generally lack adequate roofing ventilation. Additional ventilation is often required to meet the requirements of the Alberta Building Code and shingle manufacturers’ warranties.
Your quote always includes the replacement of your homes ventilation system.
A great shingle system starts with starter shingles.
Starter shingles, or a starter strip, have several important functions:
- Provide added wind resistance to the shingles on the eave of your roof
- Help direct water run-off away from the roof
- Ensure a straight start to the rest of the shingling
- Proper installation is vital to a quality roof and reduces the chance of wind-created roof failure.
Quality architectural fiberglass lament shingles
The final part of a quality roofing system, asphalt roofing shingles come with different warranties and in different designs and colours.
Shingle manufacturers all make competitive products but there are variations in price and the suitability of the shingles for various applications.
As with all other elements of your roofing system, the choice depends on your needs and your budget