Shingle roofs are the most common type of residential roofs. They are economical as compared to the other systems. The downside with this type of roof is that it needs to be replaced every few years. Replacing a roof is not as simple as removing the old stuff and putting new shingles on. We see the entire roof as a system that includes shingles and other accessories such as vents, valleys, underlayments, etc.
The solid roof system is the one that would include great quality shingles as well as superior quality accessories. To know more, please check our FAQ and Roofing Guide.
Real Blue Roofing is one of the prominent roofing companies in Mississauga and the surrounding areas. We replace hundreds of roofs every year. Please contact us now to get a free estimate.
Do I need a new roof?
Existing shingle roofs have a life span of around 12 to 18 years. One or more sides of the roof start curling up or start having cracks as time goes by, and shingles start blowing away in most cases. It may be hard to judge it just by looking at it from the ground. We provide free roof inspection and suggest to you if the roof needs a replacement or not. Our team comes out and takes pictures of the roof to provide a report.
Are there different types of shingles?
There are five major shingle manufacturers available in the local market. Although we have used them all in the past, we have settled on the best two brands that provide quality material in a reasonable price. Please check our materials page to learn more about shingles.
How long do new shingles last?
Existing shingle roofs have a life span of around 12 to 18 years. The 3-tab shingles used by builders were made from organic felt and not from fiberglass, hence they had a shorter lifespan.
New shingles that we install these days are fiberglass shingles with a longer life span. Most manufacturers provide 40 years warranties on these shingles, but even in less than ideal conditions, they are expected to last over 25 to 30 years.