We have been getting a lot of feedback from consumers on asphalt/fibreglass shingles. People are upset that these roofs are not lasting as long as they expected.Here are some tips that may help you find out more about your current roof and guide you in choosing your next asphalt/fibreglass product.
To find out common complaints about a particular product simply enter the brand name of the shingle into the Google Search followed by 'complaints.' This will give you some insight into the possible weaknesses of these products.
Consumers need to know that a roof with integrity has to be installed correctly. For instance, the quality of the underlayment can greatly increase the life of an asphalt roof. The proper ridge venting is also key to a shingle's lifespan. A certified roofer will explain these things to you. If you are not discussing underlayment and ridge or soffit venting with your roofing contractor, something is wrong. Remember too that a product warranty (nearly all of them) require the installation be done be a certified roofer. It's not worth risking a void warranty by hiring a non-professional.
It is also important to understand that even in the roofing world, 'You get what you pay for.' A cheap roof will not last as long or look as good.
At Above the Rest we carry only products that have a 50yr non pro-rated warranty. We have our Elite Master Roofing Certification and broad knowledge on both metal and asphalt/fibreglass
roofing products. We have completed roofing jobs throughout the province, so let us know where you live so we may recommend viewing our work in your area.
One final note, even if Metal wasn't an initial thought for your new roof, it is worth looking into your metal roofing options
. You will be surprised at the additional value and longevity it adds to primary investment.
Raymond & Tracey Foley
Owners of Above the Rest Permanent Roofing Systems