what are shingle roofs?
Roof shingles consist of overlapping elements, typically flat rectangular shapes. They are laid from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each shingle joining one below.
Slate, copper, and tile roofs are the sturdiest roofing materials and can last more than 50 years if cared for properly. However, more common in the Lower Mainland, asphalt roofs last about 20 years with wood shingles lasting about 25 years.
about asphalt shingles:
Asphalt shingles (also known as composite shingles) are one of the most widely used roofing materials in Vancouver, BC because they are built to withstand decades of weathering with minimal upkeep required. Newer asphalt shingles are solar-reflective, ensuring cooler attic spaces. They’re also one of the most affordable roofing options available. Asphalt shingles are made from a composite of fiberglass or cellulose mat, asphalt, and mineral granules. There are different types and grades of asphalt shingles, so be sure to ask your roofer about the best fit for your roof.