To choose the shingle that is best adapted to your roof, consider its style, longevity, colour, the slope of your roof, and if necessary, whether there is a strong presence of algae in your sector.
Shingle styles are divided into two main categories: traditional three-tab shingles and architectural style shingles. The latter are recognized for their distinctive thickness and beauty, thanks to their shaded strips and contrasting nuances that imitate the appearance of traditional shale shingles. Traditional shingles have three tabs along the edges, and are available in a variety of colours.
Asphalt shingles are commonly used as a roof covering in Quebec. They are manufactured to resemble tile, wood, cedar shakes, or slate and blend well with your property. Today, asphalt shingles are reinforced with a fibreglass mat. The shingle requires less bitumen during the manufacturing process, and therefore, it is less expensive to produce. It is lighter than shingles made with organic felt, and is more heat resistant and more flexible.
The fibreglass shingle, also known as a traditional three-tab shingle, may be composed of a single layer. Laminated or architectural style shingles have more than one layer, and are ideal for roofs with a steep pitch. Fibreglass shingles may be covered by a lifetime warranty.
Asphalt shingles feature a number of advantages:
Variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colours
Easy to install and require little maintenance
Gives the client security and peace of mind due to the lifetime warranty
Did you know that shingles can be recycled once they reach the end of a useful life? Isn’t it better than being sent to a landfill? So if you find that your roof needs new shingles, you can use the existing ones for new paving that offsets the requirement for new asphalt.
Contact us to find out more about our types of asphalt shingles.