Fibreglass shingles are the most popular roofing material in North America and ideal for blistering hot summers and the cold chilly winters of Southern Ontario. Made from a fibreglass base topped with asphalt and mineral granules, these shingles are an all-around good choice for most home roofing needs.
Warranties vary, but when installed by a GAF Master Elite Contractor, homeowners received 50-year limited lifetime warranties and up to 25-year workmanship warranties, backed entirely by the manufacturer. Composite shingles excel at flexing and adapting to a roof's movements due to expansion and contraction.
Shingle roofs come in a variety of styles and qualities. From traditional 3-tab shingles found on most new housing developments to architectural and designer shingles like GAF Timberline HDZ found on most new roof installations in the Greater Toronto Area.
Advantages of fibreglass shingles include:
The layer of glass fiber increases the heat resistance of these shingles, giving them a slightly better insulating factor for your home.
The fiberglass layer provides additional protection over the paper-based material, sealing your home more effectively from moisture. This can be especially helpful in Edmonton and Calgary climates to protect your home from rain, snow and ice.
The fiberglass in the shingle replaces the paper-based material in organic asphalt shingles, making these a better choice for fireproofing.
Funnily enough, fiberglass shingles are better for the environment than organic asphalt shingles. They are easier to transport because of their lighter weight and utilize less asphalt in their construction and design. And fibreglass shingles are still recyclable for use as other construction material.
Call one of our roofing consultants to better assist you in choosing the right shingle style and colour for your next roofing project.
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