Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Although new, more modern and trendy types of roofing have appeared on the market, asphalt shingle roofing is still very popular in Canada. This one is appreciated for its quality, design and longevity. This type of cover has many advantages, not the least of which is the comfort it provides. To help you better understand the specifics of shingle roofing and its installation, discover the information below.
Asphalt shingles: what is their composition?
It should be noted that asphalt shingles can be installed on industrial buildings as well as residential and commercial buildings. It has three different layers: granules, asphalt and reinforcement. Each of them has a distinct function. They are linked together by a nail fastener and an adhesive strip.
The layer of granules
It is thanks to this first surface layer of the roof that the color of the shingles is determined. This one is essentially constituted of rhyolite and basalt. These materials give it its robustness and resistance.
This layer is resistant to the sun’s UV rays. This makes it possible to install the coating on buildings in sunny areas. It should also be noted that granules can help maintain freshness. Some even contain products to fight mold.
The asphalt layer
The weight of the shingle roof is mainly determined by the asphalt layer. The greater the thickness, the heavier the shingle. Its function is to keep the structure watertight.
The reinforcement layer
Each component of the asphalt shingle is connected to the others by the reinforcing layer. The latter determines not only the design of the shingle, but also its quality. It must always remain stable, regardless of temperature variations. On the other hand, the reinforcement layer must be very solid.
Adhesive line and nailing attachment
The asphalt shingles have an adhesive line, which ensures the assembly of the shingles. It becomes sticky under the effect of heat. It is therefore unnecessary and strongly discouraged to broach the asphalt shingles. It will be enough to nail at the level of the nailing attachment.
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Various ranges to suit all budgets
Asphalt roofing is available in various ranges, thus adapting to all budgets. The best quality models are classified as A and B. Roofs in this category are thicker and therefore more efficient.
For the lower ranges, classified as C and D, prices are more accessible. However, the shingles are thinner. In addition, their longevity is less good. Not to mention that C and D shingles require regular maintenance.
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The different types of asphalt shingles
There are two main types of asphalt shingles used for roofing. A distinction is made between traditional or organic fiber shingles and fiberglass shingles. The first model is the most common in Quebec.
Focus on organic fiber asphalt shingles
Organic fiber asphalt shingles are the most common. It consists of a cellulose structure immersed in heated asphalt. Traditional shingles are particularly flexible, which is not the case with fiberglass shingles. Note that its weight is rather high. This is advantageous because it allows it to have a better resistance to bad weather. You can then adopt it for the repair of a flat roof.
What about fiberglass asphalt shingles?
This type of shingle is inexpensive and consists largely of glass fibers. However, it has a low asphalt content. In any case, it is able to withstand very high heat. The negative point that could be attributed to it is its slight vulnerability to the weather. In addition, it will be quite complicated to install it during the winter period.
Why choose an asphalt shingle roof?
More and more people are opting for asphalt shingle roofing, whether it is on an institutional, commercial or residential building. This roofing seems to be the ideal solution for a repair or for rehabilitation work following a snow removal. But why this craze for this material?
Asphalt shingles: a durable element
The life span of an asphalt shingle can vary from 20 to 30 years. This coverage will serve you well for many years, especially if you choose the A or B series.
A resistance to any test
Even under the action of the weather, the asphalt pavement is resistant. Its characteristics give it an excellent durability and a good resistance against UV.
Easy to install
Installing an asphalt shingle roof is simple, quick and safe. Nevertheless, for its realization, it is always preferable to solicit the services of specialists in the field.
Easy to find coverage
Asphalt shingles are sold through several roofers and merchants in the area. You will have no difficulty in obtaining them. In addition, it is available in several colors. This will help you to harmonize the exterior decoration of your building.
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You will find a “free quote” form on our website. This will allow you to send us your requests for information and all your questions. We will respond as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to detail your project so that we can advise you at best.
At Toiture Couvreur Saint-Sauveur, we provide you with experienced roofers. We offer several services, including inspection, installation, maintenance and repair of your asphalt shingle roof. Entrust your work to our specialists so that your constructions comply with the standards in force in the field.
Whether you have a pitched or flat roof, our technicians will suggest the best solutions. This way you will avoid unpleasant surprises.