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7 Benefits of Using Asphalt Shingles Roofing

When it comes to residential roofing in North America, Asphalt shingles have been the number one selection for roofing installation. Asphalt shingles continue to be the best option for roofing, especially in the Alberta region with its unpredictable weather. Here are seven reasons why you should consider using asphalt shingles for your next roofing project.


Lightweight and durable, Asphalt can withstand harsh weather conditions. It has excellent fire and uplift resistance. Despite it being light, Asphalt shingle roofing can repel sound from heavy rain and hail. Asphalt also looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in various designs and colors to satisfy your style.

There are three known types of Asphalt shingles.

Three-Tab Shingles

Also known as Traditional Shingles, it is easily identifiable by its two-and-three consistent design. The Two by Three Shingles is also the oldest type of Asphalt shingle roofing.

Dimensional Shingles

Also known as Architectural Shingles, it is noticeably thicker because of its double bonded layers, and its durability offers enhanced protection from intense wind and snowstorms.

Luxury Shingles

Also known as Premium Shingles or Designer Shingles are upgraded versions of regular Asphalt shingles. Luxury shingles is manufactured with enhanced aesthetic to have a natural slate appeal. However, the price of Luxury shingles is slightly higher than the other kinds of Asphalt shingles.

Energy Efficiency

The reflective properties of asphalt shingles can help deflect heat from the sun, keeping your home cool and comfortable during those hot summer months. In regions such as Alberta, Asphalt shingles can help reduce your reliance on air conditioning systems and saving you money on your electricity bills!

Organism Resistance

Algae and fungus are potential hazards that can grow on your roof. These organisms can contain toxic properties that can be detrimental to your health. Asphalt shingles have components such as petroleum and viscous liquid that prevent harmful organisms from growing on your roof.

Easily repairable

Asphalt shingles are easily repairable, replaceable, and quick to install. If a single shingle breaks, you will not have to replace your entire roof. Thanks to its sturdiness, there are rare cases of Asphalt shingles breaking down, so you will not need to worry about repairs or replacement.

For non-experienced roof repairs, it is highly suggested to consult a professional regarding safety and correct installation.

Life Expectancy

Asphalt consists of mineral fiber and cementitious fillers making it a long-lasting roofing material. The lifespan of Asphalt in North America is 20-30 years on average. It can cover a home for two generations. Asphalt shingles are minimal in maintenance; homeowners would not need extensive care for years. Asphalt shingles are worth the investment if you are looking to have roofing installed or replaced for your home.


Asphalt shingles roofing installation is budget friendly. However, the price depends on the type of Asphalt shingle installed and the labour costs in each region. Asphalt shingles is the best option for roofing because it is affordable. Who likes to spend extra money when you can afford the best option for the best price?

To have Asphalt shingles installed on your roof correctly and efficiently, be sure to give Superior Roofing a call. We will have your asphalt shingle roof installed correctly and professionally!

Superior Roofing has over 25 years of experience in delivering exceptional service to our clients, especially for asphalt shingles installation. Have a look at our projects on our website and social media and find out why we are one of Calgary's most trusted roofing contractors.


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