We would like to share our experience with the Interlock Roofing System we purchased in the summer of 2016.
My wife and I live in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Our shingles needed replacing, and we looked at all options, but a metal roof was what we agreed on the most. We saw Interlock shingles on the internet and really liked how they looked.
We really want to emphasize the timeline that was involved in getting our new roof. As I we mentioned, we live in North Battleford. I knew the Interlock office was located in Calgary and the shingles made in British Columbia. Our first concern was the logistics of getting the work done when we were dealing with a company from another province. In the end, this did not matter at all.
Neil Wetherell came to our house on April 15 where more samples were shown, and we agreed on the style of the shingle. An estimate was given, more questions answered and the contract was signed. We found Neil to be knowledgeable, polite and not overly aggressive in selling the Interlock shingles. This was appreciated.
One week later we got a phone call from Shauna Cooper in Calgary. She was our main contact with the whole installation, and we can’t say enough about her. The communication was excellent and timely. The initial call with Shauna was her follow up with our meeting with Neil and letting us know the estimated date for starting the work. There were a few emails back and forth with Shauna, and they were always answered promptly.
We have an older character home which had an old brick chimney. We thought this would be a good time to get it removed. Neil didn’t want to commit that this could be done by Interlock, but Shauna made sure that it could. This was not in the initial estimate, but the price to have this removed was very reasonable.
The Interlock Shingles arrived on site May 15.
The installers gave us one day notice that they would be starting the work and on the morning of May 23rd, they arrived with a crew of four. The installers were nothing but professional. They were all there to work. All safety precautions were observed. They maintained a clean work site. They made time to answer questions I had. On May 24, through no fault of their own, they ran out of materials. They said they would be back in 6 or 7 days and sure enough, they arrived seven days later, and after 3 hours, all work was completed on June 3.
It’s been one year now, and these are some observations so far. The noise from rain is NOT a problem. There is no difference between asphalt or interlock shingles. One really nice surprise is we have the cleanest eavestroughs on the block! No more debris from asphalt shingles accumulating in the gutters. One thing to be aware of is where to place the snow guards. It is a metal roof, and the snow will fall down. Make sure they are placed properly where you want them.
We have no regrets and are very happy with our decision to go with Interlock Shingles. The cost of Interlock Shingles might be a shock to some people, but you have to realize that this is the last roof that you will ever get. The Interlock shingles really complement our home, and we are always getting compliments. I think that says a lot about Interlock Shingles.