How to Choose the Best Roof Shingles for Your Home

Replacing your roof is one of the most important purchases a homeowner can make. Based on this, it is important to understand the various options available. Asphalt shingle roofs are the least expensive and most popular option, followed by metal roofs, cedar roofs, slate roofs and clay roofs.

When talking to roofing contractors, you may be presented with many options to choose from, including style, colour, lifespan and type of warranty, and of course, price. Even for asphalt shingles alone, there are also many different brands from various manufacturers, with each brand carrying shingles that falls into three categories: Basic Shingles, Mid-Grade Shingles or Premium Shingles. The main difference between categories comes down to the thickness of the shingles, the style of the shingle (e.g. traditional 3-tab design vs architectural shingles) and the lifespan of the manufacturer’s warranty.

How to decide which roof shingles best suits your roof

So how do you decide which roof shingle to go with? At Smart Roofing, we recommend using the best quality roof shingles while taking into account your budget. Do not simply go with the cheapest option and cheapest price, because as with anything, you get what you pay for. From our experience, higher quality roof shingles will give you the best value and highest warranty, protecting your roof for years to come.

Although you can choose premium roof shingles, if it is not properly installed (i.e. poor workmanship), your roof will not last the warranty provided. (Click here to read more about good roof workmanship). As such, after a few years, you may find that your roof has problems and you are left with disappointment and a new roof to replace.

Choose the right roofing contractors

At Smart Roofing, we are dedicated to providing quality craftsmanship to our customers. We are certified Certainteed ShingleMaster™ roof contractors providing extended lifetime warranties from our manufacturers, which includes labour, material, removal and disposal, ensuring maximum lifetime protection from the manufacturer.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions about which roof shingles to choose for your home. You are also welcome to visit us at our Mississauga showroom (Click here to contact us)and check out the samples of roof shingles from various manufacturers.

Work with Smart Roofing and we will provide you with the peace of mind and protect what you value most.

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