Asphalt Shingle Roofing in Toronto

 

Sometimes known as shingles, but not to be confused with composite shale shingles, asphalt roofing is made synthetically using a combination of asphalt, minerals, and cellulose or fibreglass. They provide an affordable and aesthetic roofing option.

Asphalt shingles are some of the most common on the market and one of the many roof types on offer at Aimed Group. They provide an assortment of benefits, not provisioned with alternative materials.

Benefits of Asphalt Shingle

While asphalt provides an aesthetic component with a wide range of shapes, colours, and textures, there is more to this shingle than looks alone. Many roof companies, like Aimed Group, employ a large selection of asphalt roofing products because of their popularity. Here in Toronto, especially, asphalt shingles have advantages such as:

  • Affordability – Asphalt costs far less than most roofing materials, allowing for a better bottom line while budgeting. Selecting this cost-efficient product provides extra money for special features and treatments, or colour and shape customization, ensuring you receive the exact look and efficiency you are aiming for.
  • Energy Efficiency – No one wants to pay more than necessary on energy bills. From heating in the cold Toronto winters to cooling in the sweltering Ontario summers, energy bills get higher every year.
  • Longevity – Asphalt shingles have a long shelf life and a high durability factor. Withstanding high winds, harsh rains, and hot sunshine, your asphalt roofing will stay in place for years. While asphalt is durable, it is not as durable as other roofing materials, which adds to its affordability. A good asphalt roof can last anywhere from 12-15 years, before you start to see any wear and tear, depending on the amount of care and protection it receives.
  • Short Installation Time – Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of asphalt roofing, and a reason it is so popular among Toronto roof companies is how short the duration of the installation is. Even homeowners with large roofs will see the installation time cut down significantly from other roof materials, such as steel or composite slate. This means less time spent with extra noise and strangers near or in your home.
  • Noise-Proof – Asphalt shingles block sound from leaving your home, and similarly, keeps outdoor sounds outdoors.

Why choose to install a new roof?

Whether you have just purchased a new home, are considering building a home, or simply need to replace an outdated roof, installing a new roof has many advantages. While many roof materials are long-lasting and offer 25-30 years of service before requiring replacement, sometimes damage occurs. Fallen tree branches, overflowing gutters, and harsh weather conditions sometimes break or warp shingles. When this happens, it can quickly affect your entire roof, leading to mould, insect infestations, leaks, and more.

Installing a new roof provides you with peace of mind, offers warranty for future problems, and provides a stunning aesthetic that only a new roof can offer. It also gives you a chance to protect and maintain your roof, as old tenants may not have.

Our newly installed roofs are often paired with a protection and maintenance plan. This means you can rest assured that our contractor will stop back for a thorough inspection and fix any damage.

Caring for your Asphalt Roofing

Like other roofing products, asphalt roofing requires care from time to time. The best way to keep your asphalt shingles looking their best is to:

  • Have Regular Inspections – Your roof will last a long time if you take care of it. For asphalt shingles, we recommend having an annual inspection. Some homeowners even choose to have their roofs inspected twice annually. The best time to inspect a roof is before the winter or before the summer. Summer and winter offer two extremes in terms of temperature and weather anomalies. Because of this, you want to ensure your shingles are in good shape and ready to withstand the worst.
  • Keep Gutters Clear – Your gutters are there to draw rainwater, snow, and ice away from your shingles. In the fall and spring, your rain gutters may fill with debris, as leaves, twigs, buds, and branches find their way into them. Clearing your rain gutters allows water to flow away from your roof, diminishing the chances of flooding, leaks, and rot.
  • Remove or Replace as Needed – Shingles are individual pieces, which means, from time to time, one might endure more damage than the others. It’s important to deal with asphalt shingle damage as soon as possible to prevent other shingles from being affected.

Contact Aimed Group for More Details

Asphalt roofs have become extremely popular in urban and suburban areas of Toronto. Standing out on homes across Ontario, it’s no surprise why so many are choosing this cost-efficient product. If you are interested in asphalt shingles, or the difference between these and other materials shingles, we can help.

Contact Aimed Group at 1-905-505-0162 or visit our online contact page to get in touch. A friendly member of our experienced team will answer your questions and help you better understand pricing and service options.

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