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Are you considering taking on a roof replacement? There’s an almost endless list of options when it comes to roofing that shopping around for a new roof can actually be daunting. One of the more popular choices available out there are shingle roofs, and even though it’s just one kind of material, it has hundreds of variations, types, shapes and sizes.

Types of Asphalt Shingles

Luckily, with over 60 years of combined experience in the roofing industry, Century Roofing and Siding, Ltd., has compiled a basic rundown of the types of shingles to help you in your quest to find the right roof.

Three-Tab Shingles

Individually, three-tab shingles appear like a letter “E” lying face down. The lower part of the shingle is divided into three tabs, hence the name. These tabs are more commonly known as cutouts and give the shingle its definition. Three-tab shingles are typically a foot wide and 3 feet long. These commonly used shingles have a wind resistance of up to 60 mph.

Laminated Shingles

Quite a few roofers actually prefer and recommend laminated shingles because of their relative strength and durability. They are typically larger than three-tab shingles and the lamination comes from the two or more layers attached on top of each other.

Laminated shingles come with 30 to 50-year warranties and can withstand winds as powerful 110mph. These shingles are also commonly known as “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles.

Interlocking Shingles

Interlocking shingles are not installed using an adhesive strip. This makes them perhaps the least durable of all types. Because of this, the installation of interlocking shingles was ended in 2006 but some homes with this type of roofing are still in good condition. Because of this, you can still find a roofing company that can provide services for interlocking shingles.

Century Roofing and Siding, Ltd. are not only GAF Master Elite® contractors, but are also winners of the coveted triple award for installation, consumer protection, and training excellence. Find all the help you need in roof replacement by giving us a call at (613) 209-2662 or by filling out our contact form. We serve Ottawa, ON, and all surrounding areas in Ontario.