Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials used on Canadian homes. For your new roof installation projects for your residential, commercial, institutional or industrial building, this solution is one of today’s hottest trends. Discover the different types of asphalt shingles, their composition and their advantages.

What are the different types of asphalt shingles?

There are 2 main types of asphalt shingles on the market: traditional shingles and fiberglass shingles.

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  • Traditional shingles

Traditional shingles consist of a recycled paper frame immersed in hot, pressurized asphalt. Installation is easy, thanks to its great flexibility. It’s also hard-wearing, and its weight makes it invulnerable to the strongest winds. It can withstand wide variations in temperature, making it ideally suited to the Canadian climate.

  • Fiberglass shingles

This second type of shingle has a fiberglass reinforcement. Its manufacture requires less asphalt than traditional shingles. Fiberglass shingles are more resistant to heat.

What are the advantages of asphalt shingle roofing?

Asphalt shingles are so popular in Canadian homes because of the many advantages they offer. Here are just a few examples.

  • Its resistance

Asphalt shingles are highly resistant to extreme temperature variations and weathering. The layer of granules offers optimum protection against sun, rain, snow and wind. The various layers are designed to ensure that the asphalt shingle roof is waterproof and durable.

  • Its longevity

If properly installed, an asphalt shingle roof can last between 20 and 30 years. Some manufacturers offer a warranty that extends over this period, demonstrating the reliability of this coating. Periodic inspection and regular maintenance, however, are necessary to ensure the maximum longevity of asphalt shingles.

  • Its price

It’s a material with an almost unbeatable quality/price ratio. If you’re looking for a roof covering that’s affordable, but offers satisfactory strength and longevity, asphalt shingles are a choice worth considering.

  • Easy maintenance

Asphalt shingle roofs are generally maintenance-free. Simply inspect it periodically to see where it needs repair or replacement. Clean fallen leaves from the roof on a regular basis to prevent moisture build-up on these areas.


Asphalt shingles

Toitures LV, your asphalt shingle roofing specialist

We have roofers in Laval and on the South Shore ready to install your asphalt shingles the right way. At Toitures LV, we also regularly inspect, repair and renovate your roof. With us, you can rest assured that your asphalt shingle roof will be safe and secure for many years to come. We also offer snow removal services for flat and pitched roofs.

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