Heritage Roofing Project: Tony Roma’s Grande Prairie

Categories: Residential, Retail

Tony Roma's Grande Prairie Heritage Roofing Project

Tony Roma’s in Grande Prairie needed new, durable shingles. Our residential roofing experts refreshed their worn and tired roof with high-quality fibreglass shingles. And, we completed the job with minimal disruptions to their day-to-day operations. 

The Recommendation: Upgrading to Fibreglass Shingles

Like many businesses, Tony Roma’s roof used 3-tab asphalt shingles. This type of shingle is made up of 3 connected ‘tabs’ or sections, making it easy (and cost-effective) to purchase and install. However, 3-tab asphalt shingles lack durability and have a shorter lifespan than other, higher-quality shingles. They also lack an overlapping design, which creates a flatter look and minimizes protection against the great outdoors. 

We discussed a number of options with Tony Roma’s. One of the options included upgrading from the 3-tab asphalt shingles to full-laminate fibreglass shingles. Since these shingles are layered, they have a stronger, thicker barrier between the building and the unpredictable, Northern-Alberta elements. They also last longer on average, meaning a lower cost per year.

Minimizing Disruptions

When we do our work, we want to cause minimal disruptions. This becomes especially important for businesses that want to keep their company and employees working.

To avoid this, we consulted closely with Tony Roma’s team to understand their needs and to reduce any interruptions to their day-to-day operations. This meant Tony Roma’s staff could continue working alongside our own team. 

Proper Installation

Tony Roma’s building has a steep, sloped structure. Fibreglass shingles also have specific installation requirements. Because of these two factors, we took extra precautions to ensure the proper roof installation. This meant we removed some exterior features – the roof flashing and siding – prior to installation.

All exterior features were quickly and efficiently reinstalled once the roof was complete. 

The End Result? A Quality Roof

The final result is a stunning full-laminate fibreglass roof. You can see our handiwork here, or you can always drive by Tony Roma’s in Grande Prairie and see it for yourself.