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Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Shingle RoofingWhen it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, you can never go wrong with using asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of materials used in Ontario homes – providing a beautiful, affordable, and reliable roofing solution for any residence.

In addition to being cost-effective, durable, and easy to maintain, asphalt shingles also come in a variety of styles, textures, and colours; which could also be coated with laminate, stimulating the texture of natural materials such as cedar or slate.

The primary reason why asphalt shingles are so great is because of their durability in Canadian weather. Asphalt shingles are very well fit to Canadian climates; they are resistant to sunlight and sustain a wide range of temperatures common to Canada.

Asphalt shingles can be broadly divided into three major price categories summarized below.

Traditional 3-Tab Shingle

  • Most affordable option for sloped roofs
  • Often comes with 25 or 30 year manufacture warranty
  • 3-tab shingle is the go-to choice of many home owners
  • The aesthetic smooth look of the 3-tab shingle makes it appealing to those who have low pitch roofs

Architectural Shingle

  • Priced a little higher than the traditional 3-tab shingle
  • The extra layer of thickness offers much more strength and durability
  • Sticks better to the roof
  • More resistant to ice and snow penetration and harder to tear away during high winds
  • Comes with 30, 40, 50 or even life-time manufacture warranties

Luxury Shingle

  • Most expensive shingle type
  • Has an eye pleasing texture, which simulates the depth of natural slate
  • Thickest option making it the most durable shingle option
  • Comes with a life-time manufacture warranty

Once you have decided on the type of shingle you would like to have installed, you’re then able to choose from a variety of textures and colours offered by asphalt shingle manufactures. These colours and textures easily mimic the look of slate, wood shakes, or even tiles. In addition, color choices are more varied than ever; ranging from gray to beige, reddish brown to dark brown; and different shades of blue and green.

Furthermore, shingle shapes also come in a range of designs; scalloped-edged tabs beautifully compliment Victorian architecture whereas square, slate-like shingles are a perfect fit for Colonial designed homes.

In order to maximize durability, it is recommended that asphalt shingles be used in homes with steeper slopes as water and ice can drain off more quickly, preventing damage. However, we understand that durability is influenced by climate, weather, and environmental factors which cause wear and tear – especially in a country like Canada! That is why we offer manufacturer warranties that range from 15 years to lifetime in some cases.

For more information on how Royal York Roofing can protect your home or commercial building, contact us directly.

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