Heavy Chinook Winds in Calgary Can Damage Roofs

Canada in the spring is a beautiful place and there is none finer than Calgary. It’s also the time of year to get outside to do exterior home repairs following winter’s fury, especially roof maintenance where heavy Chinook winds can damage or do further damage to an already compromised roof. Fortunately, Century Roofing Ltd.’s roofing contractors have the experience and skills to tackle any roofing problem with a variety of solutions.


A Chinook is a heavy, warm wind prevalent in Southern Alberta that can gust in excess of hurricane force – 120 kl/h (75m/h). These Chinook winds can damage roofs. The sudden warm weather melts snow, causing shingles to move and open roofs, creating opportunities for damage due to wetness. It’s important that roofs are well-sealed and nailed to limit damage to shingles and possible leaks.


Century Roofing Limited offers a variety of solutions for your home or business sloped roof:

  • Laminate shingles – Laminate shingles are similar to other types of shingles but provide additional support at a lesser cost.
  • Metal roofing – Metal roofing in Calgary produces one of the most durable roof types that will withstand damage for years to come and is made from 100% recyclable material.
  • Cedar shakes and shingles – We can re-roof shakes (wooden shingles made from split logs which gives them a more textured and natural look), or any type of shingles.

Luckily, you can replace your broken, missing, or unattractive shingles with new cedar roof shingles or we can carefully match that wood to the style of your home. Century Roofing Ltd.’s wood shingles and shakes come with a number of benefits, including:

  • Energy efficiency: Wood absorbs less heat than many other roofing materials, so your home stays cooler.
  • Eco-friendliness: These shingles and shakes come from organic, all-natural materials.
  • Low weight: Wood also weighs less than other materials, leading to less strain on your roof as well as easy installation.
  • Low maintenance: Thanks to their low weight and the fact that they come in individual pieces, wood shingles are easily repaired.
  • Beauty: Few roofing materials capture natural beauty better than wood.

Rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, Century Roofing Ltd. has been replacing shingles and installing new roofs since 1981, so you can depend on our experience and dedication. To learn more about our roof shingles, Calgary residents can call our roofers for a free quote and to answer any questions at 403-235-5457.

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