Asphalt shingle roof replacement in Laval
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Description of the asphalt shingle
Asphalt shingles are made up of three different layers, each playing a specific role. They are linked by an adhesive line and a nailing strip.
The asphalt layer
The asphalt layer determines the weight of the material. The thicker it is, the heavier the structure. Its role is to create the watertightness of the structure.
The layer of granules
The granule layer is a surface layer, which is the source of the color of the shingle. It is mainly composed of basalt and rhyolite, making it strong and sturdy. Its resistance to the sun’s UV rays makes it suitable for buildings subject to the capricious climate of Quebec. Depending on the season, the granules can also preserve freshness.
Note that there are granules containing products against molds.
The reinforcement layer
The reinforcement layer is the component that makes it possible to combine all the elements of the asphalt shingle. It defines the quality of the shingle, but also of its design.
It is imperative to keep it stable, regardless of temperature differences. Also, the reinforcing layer must be very resistant.
The nailing tape and the adhesive tape
Avoid broaching asphalt shingles. Instead, nail them into the nailing strip to avoid the formation of cracks. The craftsman will be careful not to drive the heads of the nails into the surface.
In addition, the shingle has an adhesive strip, activated by heat, which is essential for assembling the shingles.
Which shingles to install in Laval?
The asphalt shingles used for the roofs of buildings in Laval come in two varieties, namely the fiberglass model and the organic (or traditional) model. The second being the most widespread in Quebec thanks to its characteristics.
The fiberglass asphalt shingle
This type of shingle is essentially made of fiberglass. Its manufacturing process does not involve a hot asphalt bath, making its asphalt content low. This peculiarity makes its price affordable, compared to its organic counterpart.
Fiberglass is characterized by its greater heat resistance. The downside is its sensitivity to bad weather. Its installation is tricky in winter, especially when the temperature is below 5 ° C.
Organic fiber asphalt shingle
Organic shingles are the more popular of the two. It has a cellulose reinforcement soaked in heated asphalt under pressure. This model is more flexible, unlike its fiberglass counterpart. Its installation remains practical, regardless of the season.
Organic shingles are heavier, which is essential for weathering and storming. Its design allows it to be little impacted by various defects, including cracks.
The different ranges available
You have the choice between top quality asphalt shingles, categorized in class A or B. They are characterized by their large thickness, making their performance optimal.
In second place is class C or D. Asphalt shingles in this category are thinner and more affordable. However, they are less durable and require a bit more maintenance.
The advantages of redoing your roof with asphalt shingles
A growing number of owners of residential and industrial buildings are investing in this material. They use it as a structure to redo a roof, for renovation work or after snow removal from the roof.
Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Do not hesitate to opt for thick blankets of class A or B, characterized by their longer life. These structures guarantee you peace of mind for years to come.
Asphalt shingles are available from many dealers and roofers. It then becomes easy to obtain it. In addition, there is a wide range of colors and gradients to choose from, meeting different aesthetic needs. Be careful, this complexity influences the price of the material.
Its simple installation
Asphalt shingle installation jobs are quick, easy and above all, safe. Roofers have great mastery of the material given its age in the building covering environment. Moreover, it is always a good idea to let professionals take charge of the mission, so that it is carried out within the standards.
This type of coating remains effective for many years, despite bad weather and temperature variations. It has the necessary assets to guarantee its durability, in particular its resistance against UV rays. It may also have been treated against mold.
Constraints related to the installation or repair of an asphalt shingle roof in Laval
Asphalt shingles have an attractive longevity, but you have to budget for it (class A or B). Class C and Class D are less attractive, given their lower performance. Their granules are more likely to come off, because of the wind.
The manufacture of asphalt shingles is not environmentally friendly, involving a high energy consumption during the operation. The black color model exposes rural areas to an increase in temperature due to its petroleum-based formula.
The progress of an asphalt shingle roof repair in Montreal
There are quite a number of problems that can arise with this roof, including missing or damaged shingles. Wear is also a possible cause. Always prefer to use the services of an expert, especially professionals from Toiture Couvreur Laval.
This technician will go up to the roof for an inspection to assess the extent of the damage. This allows you to know the solutions to consider, including changing a few shingles, or completely redoing the structure.
The goal is to find the best option to guarantee the durability of the roof of your residential, institutional or commercial building.
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We work with roofers specialized in the field and experienced, able to repair, install or maintain asphalt shingle roofs. Increase their lifespan by entrusting the mission to seasoned experts who will undertake the work safely and within standards, both on a flat roof or a sloping structure.
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