Fiberglass Shingles – A Great Choice for Any Home
Fiberglass shingles are a type of asphalt roof and the most popular roofing product in Canada. Their popularity stems from the fact that they are a great-looking, low-maintenance and affordable roofing option. Depending on the shingle you select, you may also benefit from wind resistance, impact resistance and stain-fighting technology to help your roof look great and last for decades.
What Are Fiberglass Shingles?
Sometimes called asphalt shingles, asphalt is only one component of the shingle. The base is made from a woven fiberglass mat to which an asphalt coating is applied. The benefit of the fiberglass mat is two-fold: less asphalt is needed in the manufacturing process and the shingles are lighter while still remaining extremely durable. They are more environmentally-friendly and more durable than older, asphalt-only shingles. The top layer of granules is ceramic and protect the shingle from UV rays while giving your roof the color you desire.
Benefits of Fiberglass Shingles
One of the most praised benefits of fiberglass shingles is they are one of the most affordable roofing products for your new roof. Available in styles that mimic slate, wood shake and decorative roofing at a significantly lower price, you won’t find one product with so many options. When you compare their average life, initial cost and low maintenance, most homeowners agree they’re the best product for the money.
Our area is subject to both strong winds and hail. When you choose a fiberglass shingle to replace your asphalt roof, look at some of the new technology – like impact resistance. With an impact-resistant shingle, your roof can better withstand hail and avoid damage. Another enhancement of some fiberglass shingles includes wind-resistant technology. When tornadoes come through our area, one of the most common roofing issues is bent and blown-off shingles. One way to help prevent this damage to your roof is by choosing a shingle with a high wind rating.
When you combine the various colors and styles of fiberglass shingles, your choices are virtually limitless. Today’s shingles come in colours ranging from traditional greys and browns to more dynamic reds, greens and blues. Some shingles are also available in colour blends to give your roof even more color and dimension.
Choose Century Roofing and Siding for Quality, Affordable Roofing
No matter what style, colour or options you choose in new fiberglass shingles, make sure to call Century Roofing and Siding for your new roof. If you’re looking for financing for your new roofing system, we can help. Just let us know when you call (613) 738-1774 or visit our headquarters at 4961 Cambrian Road, Ottawa, Ontario. You may also fill out our contact form and we’ll call you the next business day.