One of the most common types of sloped roofing is asphalt. Asphalt roofing is easy to install and less expensive than other roofing options, such as metal cladding, slate or wood. Asphalt shingles are generally one of two types: organic or fibreglass. Each type contains several layers designed to provide colour, protection and strength to your roof.
Asphalt shingles have high wind and fire resistance, so they’re a great choice for any roof. If you’re interested in asphalt roofing in Calgary, rely on Onit Roofing & Exteriors Inc. We’re experts in roofing replacements and repairs, so no matter your needs we can help.
As mentioned above, asphalt roofing comes in two types: organic and fibreglass. Organic shingles are the older of the two, made of cellular substrate, recycled paper and asphalt, all compressed under high pressure. Organic shingles are flexible, easy to install in cold weather, tear-resistant and easy to hide imperfections. Organic shingles are also heavier than fibreglass shingles, making them more wind resistant and better at withstanding temperature changes.
Fibreglass shingles are a newer design and are currently more popular. They are made of a glass-fibre mat with an asphalt coating and mineral granules. They can be made thicker with more layers, they are lighter than organic shingles and they are less expensive. Fibreglass shingles are the more fire resistant option, and due to their notched ends, fibreglass shingles are less likely to lift up over time.
Asphalt roofing is not only offered in two different materials, it also comes with several design options. Both organic and fibreglass asphalt shingles can be:
Asphalt shingles are made of fire and wind resistant materials, offer a wide range of colour and design options, are the most affordable type of roofing and are relatively easy to install. Perfect for roofs at almost every slope, asphalt roofing in Calgary will add an affordable level of curb appeal and protection to your home or building. If your roof needs some repairs or a complete replacement, contact Onit Roofing today. We can help you choose the best shingles for the slope and design of your roof.
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