New Roof Installation & Re-Roofing
Calgary’s homes need roofs that can endure inclement weather. Rain or shine, hail or hoar frost, a Big 5 roof is a roof that lasts.
A Shingle Call Handles it All!
Bad puns aside, you can count on us to manage your roofing project from planning to clean-up.
If you’re tired of insurance claims, we can help: ask us about shingle options that are better prepared to survive inclement weather, hail, and snowstorms.
Long-Lasting & Trouble-Free
Using Canadian or American-made architectural shingles.
Made for Alberta's Bizarre "Weather"
We use stronger materials better suited to weather our climate.
Fast & Professional Installations
More tha 30-years of experience has taught us how to be efficient.
5-Year Installation Warranty
And a lifetime warranty on the shingles themselves. Who’s got your back? We do.
Questions Customers Ask Us About Our Roofing Services
With all the hail in Calgary, roof repairs are imminent. These FAQ’s might help you feel confident about your investment.
What Kind of Shingles Does Big 5 Use for Roofing?
At Big 5, we use architectural shingles made from fibreglass tabs instead of the asphalt shingles found on many older Calgary homes. While standard asphalt shingles are flat and come in only one shape and size, architectural shingles have a more varied appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Architectural Shingles?
Architectural shingles have a longer average lifespan than traditional asphalt shingles. They also have a higher wind rating—as long as they’re properly installed by experienced professionals like us.
How Long Do Architectural Shingles Last?
Standard asphalt shingles can last nearly 20 years with proper maintenance, but architectural shingles often last for 30 years or more. However, any type of roofing shingles can be damaged by extreme weather events and other unforeseeable incidents. As us Calgarians know all too well, “hail happens”.
Are Architectural Shingles More Expensive?
Architectural shingles are more expensive up front than asphalt shingles, but they offer greater value for money due to their longer lifespan. To get a better idea of how much it could cost to replace your roof with high-quality architectural shingles, contact Big 5 and speak with an experienced member of our team.
What Brands Does Big 5 Use for Architectural Shingles?
We use BP Mystique and Malarkey brand architectural shingles for all roof replacements. BP Mystique shingles use Weather-Tite™ technology to provide your roof with maximum protection from the elements, while Malarkey shingles use upcycled materials to create resilient and environmentally responsible products.
How Long Does It Take to Replace Your Roof?
Our turnaround time for an average roof replacement in Calgary is about 3 business days from quote to completion. This includes removal of the old shingles and installation of the new ones. But the bigger the roof is, the longer the job takes—larger houses may require more time.
Note: these timelines can change after major hail storms and other weather events. During our initial consult, we will advise you of our projected timeline.
What Warranties Cover Your Roof Replacements?
All our architectural shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty protecting them from defects in the materials and manufacturing—plus our Big 5 installation warranty that guarantees the quality of our work.
When Should You Have Your Roof Replaced?
Your roof probably needs to be replaced if you notice any of the following signs:
- Light or dark spots on your shingles (often a sign of missing granules)
- Shingles that curl up from the roof
- Widespread and visible mold, moss, or mildew
- Missing, dented, or broken shingles
The age of your roof should also factor into when you decide to replace it. If you have had your old roof for more than 20 years, there’s a good chance it needs replacing—even if you don’t notice any of the signs above.
5 Reasons to Hire Big 5 for Your Roofing Project
We aim to be the best value in the market. We may not be the cheapest, but we offer the best bang for your buck.
Installing New Roofs Since 1984
We are one of the most experienced roofing companies in the Calgary area.
Multi-Generation Family-Owned & Operated
Our team works hard to offer the best product at the best price, and has since our founding in 1984.
Our Big 5-Year Warranty
We’ve survived and thrived through every boom (and bust). You can count on us being there when you need us.
Real Customer Reviews
Big 5 just finished replacing all my homes gutters. They did an amazing job! The crew was efficient and professional and the work was top notch!
Safe , professional, site was always clean. No chatting, no music, just 2 quality tradesmen getting the project done. They noticed a couple spots on second story where the caulk was letting go...they noticed and they fixed...i wouldn't have known if I didn't see them. Site was cleaned up like nothing happened.
I needed new gutters for a rental property, and they were professional and very efficient. They even nipped a possible leak problem in the bud for us! I would recommend them to anyone!