Asphalt shingle installation and repair
The importance of covering
The covering is a critical element of a sloping roof system. It must remain effective as long as possible to ensure that the building is waterproof and sturdy. When it is time to choose a covering, consider several criteria that transform this expense into a long-term investment. Otherwise, a covering that does not meet the needs of the building may cause damage.
Because of the importance and complexity of this choice, Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit provide the information needed to choose the right covering to maximize your roofing system. The main manufacturers of asphalt shingles in Quebec are BP, GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and IKO.
Asphalt shingles, a popular choice
Before you finally decide which asphalt shingles to buy, certain criteria must be evaluated. First, determine your budget to identify the range of shingles – and other materials necessary for the repair of the roof – that will be available to you. As for the aesthetics of your property, consider the whole house: the type of construction, the colour scheme, and the size of the visible area to be covered by the new coating.
For example, in the case of a Canadian home, asphalt shingles have a large impact. Moreover, it is important to consider future projects you may have in mind, like additions to your home. The location of the property and its exposure to prevailing winds can also have an impact on the choice of covering. When you have completed an analysis of your needs, you can talk to a technical consultant to acquire necessary information concerning:
- The quality and range of asphalt shingles
- Additional and applicable guarantees
- Longevity and installation requirements
- The shape, color and texture of asphalt shingles
Today, laminate shingles are more popular for sloped roofs because of their effectiveness and their quality to price quotient. Although they can be very attractive choice, it is essential that the covering fulfills the requirements of the building. Check with our technical consultants to confirm your choice or to be directed to the appropriate asphalt shingles to your roof system, e.g., BP, GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and IKO.
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Choosing your asphalt shingles
There are three categories of asphalt shingles: entry-level, laminated and architectural. Shingle manufacturers all offer interesting choices for pitched roofs. Depending on the brand you choose, whether it’s IKO or BP, each category has a selection to suit different needs. Generally speaking, laminated asphalt shingles are appreciated for their performance, durability and waterproofing.
If you’re looking for a distinctive covering, the range of architectural shingles offer a sophisticated aesthetic. hey have the same properties as asphalt shingles, but their unique patterns add a special style to the covering and your property. It is also possible to choose a sheet-metal covering, used mostly for heritage buildings and other structures that require superior performance.
In all cases, it’s advisable to entrust the work to roofers who hold the required accreditations for the installation of BP, GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and IKO . Consult our experienced asphalt shingle roofers for certified installation and customized service in your choice of cladding.