Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing products used on North American homes!
Most homes roofed initially with cedar shakes or shingles are switching to asphalt shingles once re-roofing is required.
A variety of styles, thicknesses, colors, and additives (Algae Resistant and Scotch Guard) are available in today’s market. Laminated fiberglass shingles exceed all others in the number of total installations. Most asphalt shingle products have an initial non-prorated warranty period whereby material and labour are covered, and a secondary long term limited-lifetime warranty which covers the material only. Some manufacturers offer extended warranties as well.
How can I tell if my roof needs repair or maintenance?
Generally, roofs should be maintained consistently over time – but often, homeowners neglect their roofing systems until they start to leak or after damage occurs. Things such as cracked, warped or missing shingles, large amounts of granules in the gutter or loose seams, and broken flashing signify that it’s time to call a roofing contractor.
What are the benefits of roofing with asphalt shingles?
When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles provide an excellent, affordable and reliable roofing solution for most residences. Lower mainland cities are changing so rapidly, that it may not make financial sense to install a product that lasts than asphalt, which in many cases in 20 years or more.
Overview of Benefits:
- Lowest installed cost
- Long life-expectancy
- Excellent uplift & fire resistance
- Ideal weight; not too heavy or too light
- Many shingle styles and pricing options
- Energy Star compliant options.