How do I know if I need a new roof?
What type of fastener should be used to install shingles – Nails or staples?
Nails are the preferred method of fastening asphalt shingles due to their superior holding strength. The following fastening tips apply to most shingles. (Check specific product application instructions for further information):
Are you supposed to remove the plastic strip from the back of the shingles before you install them?
What is ice and water shield and do I need it?
Ice and water shield is a protective underlayment that is applied over the wood deck prior to any shingles being installed. It provides an extra layer of protection in areas that are most prone to leaks and ice damming problems. We typically suggest installed ice and water shield along the eaves, around chimneys, skylights and in all valleys.
Do I need to have underlayment installed under my new shingles?
No, however the manufacturers of older organic shingles have not required underlayment under the shingles, they highly recommend having it installed under fiberglass core shingles. The reasons are that fiberglass shingles will not curl up at the end of their lifespan, as organic shingles do, so you may not know exactly when to replace them. If there is some kind of damage later in the roof’s lifespan due to aging, you will still have some protection before you can have the roof replaced. Also, the underlayment is a second line in defense against any of the elements that may get under the shingles. All high warranty roofing products do require some kind of underlayment installed first, because all sloped roofing products shed water, but do not seal it out. It just makes sense to have that second line of defense installed on your roof.
Does your company do insurance claims?
Can a homeowner be held responsible if someone gets hurt while working on their property?
My gutter is filled with granules. Is there a problem with my shingles?
Why do my gutters hold water?
How many downpipe locations do I require?
How many roof vents do I need?
Call Winnipeg’s Lansard Bros. Roofing for more information.