Roofs are built to provide protection, insulation, energy efficiency and aesthetics to your home. Selecting only the best materials is a must. There are many roofing materials available on the market, but asphalt shingles remain one of the best roofing material choices, to the point that most homes in North America have them. What makes them stand out from the rest?
Asphalt shingles start off with a base mat that can be composed of organic materials (like cellulose fibers) or inorganic ones (like fiberglass). This base mat is then slathered on with asphalt and layered over with granule-like minerals known as “grit”. Combining all of these layers, they form the reputable asphalt shingle. The materials used to make these shingles vary depending on the specifications made to them and the needs of clients. Some are specifically treated to reflect more ultraviolet (UV) light to reduce color fading and provide better heat reflection, and some are more resilient to elements like wind and rain.
Resilient and Customizable Shingles
Asphalt shingles have been a standard choice for most western contractors, builders and homeowners since their creation. This is because they are durable, low maintenance due to how they were made and very easy to replace and install. They also come in many different colors and textures.
Lightweight and Budget Friendly
Unlike other roofing materials, such as tile roofing (which is heavy and difficult to install), asphalt shingles are very light. Not only that, but they are also economical and can be readily found in most hardware stores. Heavier roofing materials cause a great amount of strain on your home’s infrastructure, not to mention they require strenuous labor to adjust and install. Materials like tile and slate require a stronger support structure underneath them, causing more expenditures and ultimately making a dent in your finances.
Crown Roofing LTD is a manufacturer-certified roofing company. Unlike other roofers in Vancouver, we involve you, our client, in the process. From our very first contact, we will maintain open and honest communications with you. With over 100 years of experience, skill certifications and thousands of successful roofing projects, you can count on us to take care of the roof that takes care of you!
For any inquiries, contact us at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in Vancouver and Surrey.