Your roof is more than a pretty cover for the top of your home. Your roof protects your home from the outside elements. A well-maintained, high quality roof can even lower your energy bills and increase the value of your home.
Asphalt shingles are both economical and durable. The different styles of asphalt shingles can be divided into two basic categories: architectural shingles and traditional 3-tab design shingles.
Architectural shingles have a notable dimensional thickness and deep, blended shadow bands that simulate the appearance of classic wood shakes, enhancing the beauty of any home.
The traditional 3-tab design shingles are always a favourite due to their dependability and track record. They are also available in a wide variety of colours to suit your needs.
Types of Asphalt Shingles for Edmonton Homes
Asphalt shingles come in two basic groups: traditional 3-tab design shingles and architectural shingles.
Architectural shingles imitate the look of classic wood shakes and have deep, beauty-enhancing, blended shadow bands. Architectural shingles also feature a dimensional thickness.
IKO and CRC – Manufacturers of Residential Roofing Shingles
IKO Industries Ltd. has been manufacturing residential roofing shingles since the 1950’s and today our products are providing homes around the world with beautiful, high performance protection. With Premium, Architectural or Traditional shingles and a wide variety of colour options, there is always an IKO Shingle that can improve the look of your home while guarding your roof against the consistent onslaught of rain, wind, snow, sleet and sun.
CRC and IKO Asphalt Shingles
Founded by IKO Industries in Calgary in 1951, CRC first manufactured building paper and expanded to include coated roll roofing. The company made its first asphalt shingle in 1954, and the rest, as they say, is history. As of 2013, CRC asphalt shingles are produced to the same specifications and comply with the same product standards and tests methods as IKO’s equivalent product
Commercial Roofing Consultants, Inc. (CRC) was incorporated in 1995. CRC has demonstrated steady growth and stability.
The Cambridge and Biltmore architectural collections – IKO and CRC shingles – provide durability, low maintenance, and a great shake-like appearance. With their colour-blending technology, you can choose from some of the most beautiful colours options available.
They’re built to last with the double-layer construction and modified sealant that includes a 110 mph limited wind warranty. These products are manufactured to the exactly the same specification in the same facility, including product weight, composition, raw materials, designs and colours.
Dynasty and Regency Laminated Architectural Shingles
Dynasty and Regency premium laminated architectural shingles from IKO and CRC offer protection from inclement weather and peace of the mind. Plus, they look fantastic. Deep shadow bands add contrast and a dimensional profile to give your roof a stunning, impressive appearance.
Dynasty and Regency shingles are tear resistant with reinforced woven bands that provide fastening strength over a greater surface. Their modified bitumen sealant strip is formulated to be thick and aggressive to promote a strong bond and performance with radiant heat from the sun. Their 130 mph limited wind warranty is equal to a category 4 hurricane. For questions regarding IKO or CRC, please visit their website at this link.
BP Roofing – Made in Canada
Roofing from Building Products of Canada Corp (BP) has been made in Canada for more than 100 years. Their Mystique 42 architectural double layer laminated shingle is made with elastomeric modified asphalt and provides the durability to withstand nature’s worst weather. This shingle comes with 110 mph wind warranty. Choose from either the earth tone or vintage selection palette, which offers many high-contrast drifted colours to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Mystique 42 offers a limited lifetime warranty. For questions regarding the warranty, please don’t hesitate to contact them through the BP website.
Windsor® Shingles from Malarkey Roofing Products®
Windsor provides a durable barrier against extreme weather receiving a Class 4 impact resistance classification. Windsor shingles also feature a 20-year Scotchgard™ algae-resistant roofing system warranty.
The Windsor shingles technology begins with a durable base layer of fibreglass mat. The unique fibreglass mat is coated on both sides with a SBS polymer enhanced asphalt, which provides strength and increased flexibility. The rubberizing aspect of SBS is resilient to thermal cycling, which provides greater granule adhesion and you’re your shingles create a better barrier to make your roof last longer. Windsor shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty and a 15-year right-start warranty.
Malarkey’s revolutionary legacy shingle technology begins with a durable base layer of fiberglass mat. Malarkey unique fiberglass mat is coated on both sides with the SBS modified rubber asphalt that provides strength and increased flexibility. Additional weight in the shingles provides long-term weather durability and granule adhesion. The Legacy shingles features the 20-year Scotchgard™ algae-resistant roofing system warranty.
Along with having a Class 4 impact resistance classification, it also has the highest rating for its ability to withstand hailstorms impacting a roof at 90 mph without sustaining damage. The Legacy shingles come with a 50-year limited material warranty and a 12-year right-start warranty plus your choice warranty program.
For questions regarding warranty please contact Malarkey by visiting their website here.
ArmourGard Ice & Water Protector
ArmourGard Ice & Water Protector from IKO is used for waterproofing and preventing water penetration under shingled roofs due to ice dams or wind driven rain. ArmourGard can also be used as an underlayment around chimneys, dormers, vents stacks and skylights. It is also self-adhesive for watertight sealing at eaves edges and is self-sealing around roof nails.
Say goodbye to traditional asphalt saturated felt roofing paper. RhinoRoof U20 because will help you Break free from felt™. Rhino Roof U20 is a synthetic roofing underlayment!
RhinoRoof is highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated and woven especially for sloped roofs. RhinoRoof’s durability and high strength design, along with its fibre grip walking surface, provides a considerable improvement over asphalt saturated felt.