With winter approaching and the possibility of leaks in your roof and within your home we thought we would do a little more research into types of shingles and really fundamentals and differences between them all. The most ideal and common type of shingle that is used throughout the alberta roofing market is a product called the Strip Shingles — these type of asphalt shingles are manufactured in two dimensions; metric dimension and standard dimension. You can easily know this type because of the tabs of cutouts that they contain. Of all the strip shingles, the most common one is the “three-tab” shingle. They are used to create a wide range of textual difference. Apart from it they bring the lighting and shadowing effects when installed. This can be attained by using different shapes, quantity and alignment of tabs.Interlocking Shingles – these asphalt shingles receive their name from the feature they have. They are interconnecting single shingles that are attached to the others mechanically by the fastening process. They are made in different sizes and shapes so as to avail different design potentials. The advantage they have is that they are wind resistant due to the fastening done.Large Format Shingles –they receive their name from shape they have, which varies from hexagonal to rectangular. They can be identified easily because they do not have the cutouts.Laminated Shingles — these asphalt shingles are specially made because they have more than one layer of cutouts for the purpose of attaining more thickness. When installed, they create a visual depth on the roof, which improves the exterior look of the house in general. Other people call them architectural or three-dimensional shingles because of the vision effect they create. This is the more used shingles by builders among other shingles.
for roof builders and home-buyers, it is necessary to first make a better selection of which asphalt shingles you want to use for your roofing.