Replacement and repair of asphalt roof

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Asphalt roofing offers an effective roof covering at a lower price. This type of roof is waterproof, weather resistant common in Quebec and is offered in a multitude of colors. Depending on the quality of the shingle, its lifespan varies between 14 and 20 years. It is not lucky that this type of recovery is most often chosen by homeowners in Quebec.

Asphalt shingle classes for which we offer installation and repair in the city of Montreal and its surroundings


It is important to take into account that asphalt shingles are classified in relation to their thickness and that the same thickness is directly related to the price of the material. High quality shingles are Class A or B, while lower quality shingles are Class C or D. Some Class A and B shingles can cost up to twice the price of shingles in class lower.

The two types of asphalt shingles that do not do the installation and repair in the city of Laval.

There are two types of asphalt shingles commonly installed and repaired in the city of Laval, the city of Montreal and the South Shore. The first type is called the organic (or traditional) shingle. This is the asphalt shingle that we find mostly on houses everywhere. The second type is the fiberglass shingle.

The organic shingle

This type of shingle is the traditional shingle and commonly installed on the roofs of houses in the suburbs, whether in the city of Montreal, in the city of Laval or on the South Shore. He is considered an old model. It is normally made from paper coated with asphalt. It is known to be rather malleable and easy to install.

The fiberglass shingle

This type of shingle is an improved model of the organic shingle. Instead of being made with asphalt-coated paper, the fiberglass shingle is made with a fiberglass membrane. This difference allows this new shingle model to be lighter. It is all the more resistant to heat and weather common in Quebec than its previous model, but it is also less expensive. Before installing this new type of shingle, it is important to extend an underlay on the roof.

What is asphalt shingle

The asphalt shingle is made up of three different layers combined with a nailing tape and a useful adhesive line during installation.

The granular layer

This superficial layer is the one that gives the shingles their appearance. It is important because it offers effective protection against the sun’s rays. It is possible to add a mixture, during installation or repair, which will prevent the appearance of mold on the shingles.

It is important to make a careful choice of the color of this layer when it is time to purchase the materials. By choosing a lighter color, it will be possible to ensure that the roof stores less energy and so it will be possible to keep it in good condition for a longer time.

The asphalt layer

This layer is the one that offers the most protection to the roof. It is used to keep the roof waterproof and waterproof. Depending on the thickness of this layer the price of the material, installation or repair of the roof may vary.

The layer of to strengthen

This last reinforcing layer allows all the layers to combine. This makes the roof waterproof and quality. This reinforcement layer affects the grading of the shingle.

Nailing tape and adhesive

This last strip allows roofers to effectively repair and install shingle roofs. It is recommended to nail the shingle and then stick them together thanks to the adhesiveness of this last band.

The benefits of installing asphalt shingle roofing on the South Shore


Advantage # 1: Easy to install

This type of roof is generally easier to install than, for example, metal roofing or slate roofing.

Benefit # 2: Energy efficiency

With the right color selection, the asphalt shingle roof offers exceptional fuel efficiency. It helps to reflect the sun’s rays during the summer and keeps the heat inside the house during the winter.

Benefit # 3: Lower Cost

While being resistant to high winds, common weather in Quebec and temperature changes, this type of roof offers another advantage that allows it to stand out: its low cost. It is inexpensive to invest in asphalt shingle roofing.

The disadvantages of installing and repairing asphalt shingle roofing in Quebec


This type of roof is rather polluting, since it is made of asphalt and that this asphalt is derived from oil. Its often black color can contribute to the rise in outdoor temperature, especially in the city, since it absorbs heat. If, unfortunately, the roof is incorrectly installed, its life can be shortened quickly and the roof can be damaged.

Asphalt shingle roof repair in the city of Montreal


An asphalt shingle roof can be damaged in many ways. The roof may have missing or missing shingles, shingles that are broken or shingles that are simply made old. It is important to hire a professional team to service and repair asphalt shingle roofing. By calling on a qualified team, it will be possible to have a clear heart and know what to do with his roof. It may be that the only thing that is needed is shingling, but it is also possible that the entire roof needs to be changed. Since the life of this type of roof varies between 14 and 20 years, an annual maintenance is recommended from the 12th year.

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