Vancouver Roofing Project
Vancouver Roofing Project

Reasons to Choose Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Most residential houses in Canada are asphalt shingles. Asphalt roof shingles are highly economical for many reasons. They can be purchased in a wide range of sizes and colors thickness and quality. Because they are easily cut with a hook blade or exacto knife. And fastened with nail and hammer, or more common today is to use a roofing coil nailer for quicker coverage. Asphalt roof shingles are compatible with all kinds of roofing and kinds of roofing slopes. Once a roof is down there are usually no problems fro years to come. We do not recommend going over a covered roof, it is always better to strip it down the the substart. Any Vancouver Roofing Contractor can provide all kinds of asphalt roof shingles and related services, including installation, repair, and maintenance, for affordable prices. One thing to make sure is in the system that your installer is not only using a 30 pound felt paper all the way to the top of the roof. Or they use a product like peel and stick for added protection, you should be able to ask for a product like this for a small additional cost. We actually recomend it on lower pitched roof’s. The installer should have a minimum of 1 addict vent for every 5 square of roof.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles Materials and Qualities

Asphalt roof’s are available in two material types and many looks. Glass fiber and organic shingles are the two materails found used in the Canadain landscape. Fiberglass asphalt roofing shingles contain a fiberglass reinforcing mat covered with a strip of adhesive that helps lay the shingle down to the next shingle making a tight bond. Asphalt shingles are fire-rated and installation is simplic. Organic asphalt roof shingles are considered the best, as they contain 40% more asphalt than the fiberglass counterpart. Which make them heavier and therefore more durable better under extreme windy conditions.

Organic Roofing Material

Organic asphalt roof shingles consist of a paper-based material saturated with ceramic granules and coated with asphalt. The ceramic granules as with both styles of shingles provide UV ray reflection, while the asphalt coating provides waterproofing. If you live in a windy part of Canada ask for a price on both style of shingles. And any roofing contractor should be able to show you both products for you to determin what is best for your roofing application. The life span of an asphalt shingle roof strongly depends upon the environment. But also easy to repair sections or an entire roof. Attic ventilation increases the life span of any roof or building structor. An asphalt shingle roof will generally survive 15-35 years in Vancouver Roofer.