Q: What do I need to know when choosing shingles?

A: These are the basic types of shingles.

3- Tab Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are reinforced with fiberglass or paper and will typically last between 15-25 years. Asphalt shingles usually have 3 sections or ”tabs” per shingle and an overall length of 3’ft. Most have dabs of tar or roofing cement on front to hold down shingle that will lay down on top of it.

Architectural Shingles: The architectural shingles also known as laminated shingles is the new standard in roofing quality. With their extended warranty, wind resistance, affordable cost and high quality, architectural shingles are the leading product in the province.

Architectural shingles are among the highest quality roofing products made. Traditionally, they are composed of a heavy fiberglass matte base and ceramic-coated mineral granules that are tightly embedded in carefully refined water resistance asphalt.

Architectural roofing shingles provide a stunning three dimensional appearance. Some of the most attractive architectural roofing shingles simulate cedar wood shakes.

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