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Why Fibreglass Shingles? Long-lasting Quality!

Fibreglass shingles are a type of asphalt roof and the most popular roofing product in Canada. Their popularity stems from the fact that they are a great-looking, low-maintenance and affordable roofing option. Depending on the shingle you select, you may also benefit from wind resistance, impact resistance and stain-fighting technology to help your roof look great and last for decades.

Sometimes called asphalt shingles, asphalt is only one component of the shingle. The base is made from a woven fibreglass mat to which an asphalt coating is applied. The benefit of the fibreglass mat is two-fold: less asphalt is needed in the manufacturing process and the shingles are lighter while still remaining extremely durable. They are more environmentally-friendly and more durable than older, asphalt-only shingles. The top layer of granules is ceramic and protect the shingle from UV rays while giving your roof the colour you desire.

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The Many Benefits of Fibreglass Shingles

One of the most praised benefits of fibreglass shingles is they are one of the most affordable roofing products for your new roof. Available in styles that mimic slate, wood shake and decorative roofing at a significantly lower price, you won’t find one product with so many options. When you compare their average life, initial cost and low maintenance, most homeowners agree they’re the best product for the money. Our area is subject to both strong winds and hail. When you choose a fibreglass shingle to replace your asphalt roof, look at some of the new technology – like impact resistance. With an impact-resistant shingle, your roof can better withstand hail and avoid damage.

Contact the locally trusted roofing contractors at Century Roofing & Siding for a free estimate for your Ottawa roof. Whether you need to repair, replace, or install new fibreglass shingles, Century Roofing has you covered!


Frequently Asked Questions

Fibreglass shingles, at their core, consist of a base layer of glass fibre mat, a stark departure from traditional asphalt shingles. The incorporation of glass fibre mat provides them with a significant edge in terms of both composition and performance.


Unlike traditional asphalt shingles, fibreglass shingles are incredibly lightweight, adding to their appeal. One of their most remarkable features is their longevity, with many fibreglass shingles lasting for several decades, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time. Learn more about the remarkable differences and benefits of fibreglass shingles on our website.

When it comes to durability, fibreglass shingles shine. These shingles have built a reputation for their remarkable resilience. They are inherently resistant to moisture, fire, and the harmful effects of UV rays. This robust resistance to environmental factors makes fibreglass shingles an ideal long-term roofing solution. Their durability ensures that your roof remains intact and effective, offering protection to your home and loved ones. You can rely on fibreglass shingles to withstand the harshest elements and provide peace of mind.

Maintaining fibreglass shingles is a relatively straightforward task. The need for upkeep is minimal, thanks to their inherent durability and resistance to common roofing issues. Regular inspections and minor repairs, when needed, are usually sufficient to keep them in excellent condition. Our website offers comprehensive maintenance tips to help you take the best care of your fibreglass shingles, ensuring they continue to perform optimally.

Fibreglass shingles are renowned for their outstanding performance when it comes to battling extreme weather conditions. They are designed to stand up to the harshest challenges Mother Nature can throw at them. From heavy rain to strong winds and even hail, fibreglass shingles have proven their mettle. If you want to learn more about how they weather storms, feel free to reach out to Century Roofing today for expert insights and guidance.

Selecting the right colour and style of fibreglass shingles is a crucial decision for enhancing your home’s curb appeal. At Century Roofing & Siding, we understand the significance of this choice. Our team of experts is here to guide you through the selection process, helping you make the best choice that complements your home’s aesthetics. We provide a range of options to suit various architectural styles and personal preferences, ensuring that your home looks its best with fibreglass shingles. Visit our website to explore the various colours and styles we offer and get personalized advice from our experienced team.


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