If you are thinking about replacing your roof, you will want to know the different asphalt shingles available for residential roofing which are the most common material used in homes today in Canada.
There are 3 types to choose from for residential roofing: 3-tab (also called Standard or Strip shingles) , Dimensional (also called Laminate or Architectural shingles) and Premium shingles. Let’s take a look at these three different shingle types:
Strip Shingles are the original and the most basic of roofing shingles available in the industry. Strip shingles are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. Strip shingles have a very flat appearance on the roof line and are typically the lightest weight roofing shingles available in the market. Strip shingles used to be the predominant roofing shingle available and used in the market. Today, however, with significant advances in technology and consumer sophistication, strip shingles are used primarily by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes.
Below, Certainteed Strip Shingle Sample
Dimensional Shingles are manufactured as dual layered products (or multi-layered in some instances) and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional shingles are also (typically) heavier in weight than strip shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.
Below, CertainTeed’s Landmark™ PRO roofing shingles:
Premium Shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance from traditional dimensional shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake shingles, to provide an enhanced appearance. Some premium shingles are also manufactured as impact resistant which can protect the shingle from hail-storms and possibly extend the life of the roofing system.
Below, a sample of CertainTeed’s Grand Manor™ premium shingles:
Bottom line, there are many options for homeowners and an asphalt shingle for every budget, as well as specialty shingles for enhanced performance and good looks.
If you need to fix or replace your home roofing system, our team would be glad to assist. We have a wide variety of asphalt options that will suit every taste and budget with expert installations.
Class EH! Roofing have proudly served the Niagara Region for over 15 years . If you would like a no obligation quote and inspection, please contact us for a quick response and excellent service today!
Class EH! Roofing is a leading roofing and home exterior renovation company located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON founded by Niagara resident Wayne Jeffreys over 15 years ago.
With thousands of installations to our credit in the Niagara Region, an exceptional level of service and products as well as unbeatable warranties, the team at Class EH! Roofing are dedicated to excellence in everything they do.
We specialize in the repair, maintenance, and installation of all residential and commercial roofing systems for the benefit of homeowners, property managers, condominium corporations, corporate clients, institutional customers, and individual building owners.
Our courteous, experienced representatives, are trained to evaluate and provide our clients, with cost effective solutions for correcting existing roof leaks, roof replacement, and maintenance solutions.
All of these solutions and services are designed to extend the life of your roof and building investment.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!