Shingles compose of three layers that include: fibreglass for flexibility, two additional layers of asphalt (providing strength and longevity), and finally a ceramic layer that has granules for weather protection. This top layer is where the shingles get their color while protecting everything else below.
If you live in the Lower Mainland, our wet climate provides the right ingredients to stimulate moss growth that causes issues in the roof. GAF’s premium asphalt roofing shingles made with copper which inhibits moss and algae growth. Moss and algae are unsightly and diminishes the aesthetics of your home.
If you want to know more about the product you’re purchasing, check out the video below to learn more about how GAF Shingles are made.
604 Roofing Ltd uses GAF asphalt roofing shingles and helps home-owners pick the right option by providing education on their roofing products. Alternatively, we have access to other shingle brands. However, we enjoy working with GAF products as they offer superior roofing products.
Pros and Cons of Asphalt Roofing Tiles
How do you decide which roofing product to use for re-roofing? Knowing the pros and cons will be ensure that you are knowledgeable on one of the most important structure on your home.
Simple and Relative ease of installation
Variety of Colours
Negative Environmental Factors in Producing Shingles
Extreme Weather is Negatively Impactful
Needs On-Going Maintenance
Matching the shingle to the siding of your house is simple, budget-friendly. Asphalt shingles is the popular choice for many homeowners and it could be for you too!
Maintenance of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Ensure that your roof is clear of debris and moss, including the gutters. The recommended check-up is twice a year. Just be careful walking on the shingles, they are fragile and can easily be damaged. These tips will help maintain the longevity of your roof and any roofing products you wish to install.
Make sure that your attic is well ventilated and have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roofing system on a regular basis to catch potential leaks before they become a bigger problem.