Asphalt shingles being installed by a Professional Roofing Company in Coquitlam

Why Asphalt Shingles Are a Great Roofing Choice

Whether you are undertaking a roof repair project or working on a new roof construction, you'll have to think about what type of roof you want to install. Asphalt shingles always have been, and continue to be, the most popular choice for both re-roofing and new roofs.

Asphalt shingles from roofing companies in Coquitlam, such as Ridge Meadows Roofing, come in two varieties: fiberglass and organic.


Fiberglass shingles are composed of a waterproof layer of asphalt laid on top of a woven fiberglass base layer. Because of the fiberglass base layer, fiberglass shingles are very light and have a high fire rating. Organic shingles, on the other hand, consist of an asphalt coating laid over a matt of formerly organic material, such as recycled paper, wood fibre, or cellulose. Organic shingles are heavier and more prone to warping, but also less brittle in the cold.

On top of shingle material varieties, asphalt shingles come in two standard designs. 3-Tab shingles have three cut-outs, or tabs, along their lower edge. They are uniformly shaped and lay in a flat, simple pattern. Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, differ in that their lower edge holds an additional layer of asphalt. This gives the shingles the look of having more depth and dimension.

The Benefits of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt shingles continue to be chosen time and time again by home builders, home owners, and roofing companies in Coquitlam because they are durable and therefore economical. Asphalt shingles are easy to install, cost less than many other roofing materials, but also have a life span comparable to competing roofing materials. They are light, waterproof, strong, and incredibly versatile, providing the perfect protection for any roof.

Another reason why asphalt shingles have not waned in popularly in the face of other roofing materials is because they come in an endless array of color and design options. Someone who prefers the look of wood, for example, can actually get a convincing wood look using asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can also mimic the look of materials such as slate and tile.

Asphalt shingles don't even need to mimic other roofing materials in order to contribute to the aesthetic appeal of a home's exterior. Today's stunning asphalt shingle color pallets ensure that you'll always be able to find the perfect color to enhance your home's curbside appeal. Asphalt shingles provide a unique opportunity for personalising your home to suit your taste and style preferences.

Roofing in Coquitlam and the Surrounding Area
Ridge Meadows Roofing is a trusted and reputable Coquitlam area roofing company that has been offering new roofing and residential re-roofing services since 2001. We know that a solid, quality roof is important for home comfort and safety, especially in the rainy Lower Mainland.

Ridge Meadows Roofing is committed to quality customer service, and offers free, no-obligation quotes for residential roofing projects. Get in touch with us today if you're looking for professionals to provide you with well-installed, beautiful, and sturdy new asphalt shingles for your roof.

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