The Advantages of Shingle Roofs

Shingle Roofs Remain a Viable Option for Many Types of Structures in Toronto

A house with shingle roofIn the vast majority of cases, shingles are the most commonly-used material for pitched or sloped roofs.  This is often the favoured/preferred choice in both new construction and roof replacement projects for many types of structures with sloped roofs, including:

  • Single residential
  • Townhouse complexes
  • Small-scale commercial
  • Churches/places of worship

For the past several years, the most widely-used form of shingles has been a laminated fiberglass type in contrast to the previous organic or oil-based asphalt composition.

There are several other factors that support the installation of newer laminate shingles, also known as architectural roofing shingles, over other types of materials such as wood (cedar), tile (slate), ceramic, and concrete.  This positioning is based on the fact that shingle roofs can be:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to install
  • Economical to install
  • Reasonably durable
  • Aesthetically appealing

To the latter point above, it is worthwhile to note that the selection of laminate shingles available today has never been more varied/extensive, thereby offering property owners a wealth of options in terms of architectural appeal/style for any new roof installations.

Although the lifespan of shingle roofs can approach/surpass 25 or 30 years, it should be kept in mind that most performance estimates are often based on assumptions that ideal conditions will prevail over the course of those years; and it is highly probable that the seasonal weather extremes in the Toronto area and the potential for severe storms throughout the region will likely curtail/shorten that timespan by a few to several years.

Other factors that can negatively influence the effectiveness and/or longevity of shingle roofs would include:

  • Quality of the shingles
  • Quality of the installation
  • Frequency of roof inspections
  • Attention to regular maintenance
  • Efficiency of the ventilation system (intake and exhaust)

While weather conditions are essentially uncontrollable, property owners can provide the basis for the longest shingle life possible with their choice of Toronto roofers to complete the installation.  Avenue Road Roofing has been a leading installer of shingle roofs within Toronto and the GTA for more than 40 years, delivering superior workmanship and using the highest quality materials to set the foundation for shingle roof durability/longevity.

Choice of Roofers Can Influence Optimal Performance and Warranty Protection

A roof with shinglesOver the past 40+ years, skilled tradespeople from Avenue Road Roofing have installed literally thousands of new shingle roofs for Toronto and area property owners/managers.  Throughout that time, Avenue Road Roofing has consistently provided unmatched quality workmanship, with a keen attention to detail and customer service of the highest order.

Although shingle roofs are generally more economical and less labour-intensive to install than other types of pitched/sloped roofs, there is much more work involved than simply stripping off and replacing the existing shingles.  Choosing manufacturer-certified roofers such as Avenue Road Roofing will assure property owners that their new roof meets all standards for optimal performance and, equally important, for valid warranty protection from the manufacturer on materials and extended labour.

This combination of advantages is achieved through a comprehensive range of services that includes:

  • Competent installation
  • Use of highest quality shingles
  • Ensuring adequate roof ventilation
  • Replacing damaged/warped decking
  • Inspecting/repairing soffits and fascia
  • Inspecting/repairing the gutter system
  • Proper caulking to avoid moisture penetration

For the installation of a shingle roof that delivers the quality workmanship and warranty protection you need/want for your home or commercial property, call the manufacturer-certified installers from Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 to book a complimentary consultation at your earliest convenience.