Homeowners in Canada are slowly leaning towards fiberglass shingles. What makes them special? Expert roofers at Century Roofing and Siding shares everything you need to know when it comes to fiberglass shingles.
The base of fiberglass shingles is made from woven fiberglass with asphalt coating. This means it requires less asphalt, making the material lighter without compromising its durability.
This type of roofing material is as environmentally friendly as regular asphalt shingles. The top layer of the fiberglass shingle is ceramic that protects it from UV rays while keeping the original roof color from fading.
They’re the most affordable fiberglass roofing products for customers looking to get the most out of their roof replacement. Fiberglass shingles have waterproof asphalt coating and fire resistance. They are also guaranteed to last for 15-30 years. If you live in an area with extreme weather, these shingles are less prone to breakage due to weather.
Although fiberglass shingles come in a wide array of styles, they can be made to imitate slate roofs and cedar shakes. They can even be made to look like tiles. Currently, there are two different fiberglass shingle types manufactured on the market: three-tab fiberglass shingles and architectural fiberglass shingles.
The three-tab fiberglass shingles are distinguished by cutouts or tabs along the lower edge. The result are three separate-looking pieces instead of one when installed. On the other hand, architectural fiberglass shingles do not contain cutouts and their lower portions are laminated with another asphalt layer, creating a contoured, dimensional look.
Century Roofing and Siding is the roofing company for quality roofing solutions. From color to style, we have everything to manage your switch to fiberglass shingles. Call us at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.