Are you confused about getting a new roof? If so, you may be wondering what an asphalt shingle roof is and how it can enhance your home.

Special Roofing has provided reliable asphalt shingle roof repairs, maintenance, and replacement to the residents of Ottawa for years. Once you hire our highly skilled roofers for the job, you’ll never have to worry about your roof again.

What Is an Asphalt Shingle Roof?

An asphalt roof is made from asphalt, fibreglass, and ceramic granules and covered with overlapping shingles that create its signature look. While the main component is asphalt, other roofing components like vents, drip edges, underlayment, roof decking, and flashing are equally important in a robust asphalt roofing system.

Although there are many modern roofing materials (like metal and elastomeric membrane roofs), asphalt roof shingles continue to enjoy their high popularity among Ottawa property owners.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs: Durability and Lifespan

Standard shingle roofs in Ottawa typically come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, while premium varieties like dimensional and luxury shingles can last for up to thirty years. However, proper installation and diligent maintenance play a crucial role in determining the life expectancy of your roof.

As a general rule, you can get about 80-85% of the guaranteed lifespan, assuming that your asphalt shingle roof has been installed correctly.

Types of Asphalt Shingle Roofs

There are three main types of shingles that differ in terms of appearance, design and cost.

3-Tab Asphalt Shingles

3-tab asphalt shingles consist of three tabs on every shingle. They are installed in a flat, single layer, and the tab pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Dimensional Shingles

Due to their double-bonded layers, dimensional shingles offer better protection from weather elements and come in stylish, eye-catching designs.

Luxury Shingles

These are more expensive and can be designed to mimic other roof materials like asphalt and slate. With proper installation, luxury shingles can last for more than 50 years.

Please get in touch with Special Roofing, and we’ll send you a free quote after inspecting your existing roof and building.

What to Know Before Getting a New Asphalt Shingle Roof

As licensed roofing contractors in Ottawa, we know which shingles are the best fit for your residential or commercial roof. Whether you need a full asphalt shingle roof replacement or repairs, we are there to take care of all your roofing needs.

After assessing the roof area and property, our trained roofing pros will update you on the time required for the job (should be no more than three days in most cases) and the costs involved. The total costs will depend on the type of shingle, the roof size, and the complexity involved.

At Special Roofing, we specialize in roofing installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement and work hard to help you get the roof of your choice. Once our reliable professionals complete inspection, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote to help you decide on the type of roof you want.

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