Shingle Types

Shingles and Roofing Types

Your home is an investment.  Many features of your home have been carefully designed and crafted to your liking.  Your choice of shingles distinguishes your home from the rest.  A well-chosen shingle type can affect the value and maintenance of your home.  The advantages of each shingle type vary from cost effective asphalt shingles to long lasting metal roofing.  Details of each shingle type are listed for your reference.


Asphalt Roof Shingles

Asphalt roof shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials used in homes in Canada for many good reasons.  Most homeowners choose asphalt shingles over other types due to the lower cost and longevity.  In addition to the lower cost asphalt shingles are easy to install.  When considering shingle replacement or new install our experienced team at Affordable Roofing Langley will deliver the best possible result.  Our team is both properly trained and respectful to our client’s needs.


Wood Shakes and Cedar Shingles

Wood shingles provide various benefits to homes other than their beautiful look.  Due to their nature, cedar shakes are often more durable and can stand up to the elements.  The provide additional insulation to the home and offers good ventilation.  When properly maintained, cedar shakes can last an additional 10 years over traditional asphalt shingles.  This is why many homeowners choose the option of cedar shakes.


Slate Roof Shingles

Slate shingles may not be as cost effective as other shingle types; however, they do provide a very durable roof.  Most homeowner like the fact that slate shingles are resistant to both fire and mold.  In the spring, there is low water absorption, adding to the longevity of the shingle.  Slate shingles have been known to last over 125 years and can be further extended with proper care and maintenance.


Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing is an eco-friendly alternative to other types of roofing.  It is known to reduce leaking and to produce a more impenetrable sealing.  Compared to asphalt shingles which last approximately 15-20 years, although more expensive, rubber roofing can last 30-50 years.  They are cheaper than slate shingles, however they provide equal fire resistance.