Traditional Roofing Options
The most popular roofing material in Canada, asphalt shingles are a smart choice because they’re easy on the wallet and simple to install. Asphalt shingles work with many architectural styles, especially traditional suburban styles. Asphalt comes in a variety of colors and is readily available. As a bonus, asphalt shingles can be strengthened with other materials, such as fiberglass, without changing its appearance.
Cons: Asphalt has a shorter life span than other roofing materials (20-25 years) and may not provide the insulation other materials offer.
The roofing material of choice for hundreds of years, wood shingles offer your home a classic, rustic look. Over time, wood shingles change to an attractive shade of gray. Grey shingled houses look established and mature, which no doubt adds to property value. Wood shingles are commonly made from sturdy trees such as cedar or redwood and will last around 25 to 30 years.
Cons: Wood shingles may not be the best choice in wet climates as they can mold, split, or rot. Also, fire codes in some areas prohibit them entirely.
Metal roofs offer homes a modern, attractive look and are very resistant to extreme weather conditions. They look great on bungalows, cabins, and cottage homes. Metal roofs commonly come in aluminum, copper, and stainless steel. Because these roofs are metal, this means they're lightweight, durable, and recyclable. Metal roofing lasts longer than asphalt or wood and offers high solar reflectivity, meaning your home will stay cooler in the summer. Metal roofing is durable and will last you 40 to 75 years.
Cons: Metal roofing carries a higher upfront investment than Asphalt or Cedar.
AllPro Roofing offers a line of composite slate roofing products and services. If you’re looking for a strong, attractive roof on a budget, composite slate roofing is an excellent choice. For more information, look here: Composite Slate Roofing.
Not Sure What To Go With? AllPro Roofing Will Help
If you need professional roofing advice and installation in the Orangeville, Caledon and Collingwood areas, look no further. AllPro Roofing is an Ontario roofing repair company that’s been in business for decades. We offer free consultations, so please call in if you have any questions. We love talking roofs.