There are two different asphalt roofing shingle technologies commonly used in Vancouver:
Duroid Asphalt Shingles and Laminated Asphalt Roofing Shingles.
Duroid Asphalt Shingles have a base of core organic felt, which is a wood and paper based product. They are then covered with asphalt granules, which tend to absorb moisture and eventually curl.
Laminated Asphalt Roofing Shingles on the other hand, have a base core of fiberglass roof mat. This mat is covered with asphalt granules. Because the fiberglass roof core has superior strength and does not absorb moisture, there is no curling effect
|Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles||VS.||Traditional Organic Shingles|
|1% Moisture Absorption – Max.||0-15% Moisture Absorption in the shingle|
Laminated Asphalt roofing shingles are the most popular type of roofing shingle available today. And for good reason, Laminate asphalt shingles are aesthetically pleasing.
However, did you know that the majority of houses with laminated asphalt shingles have been installed incorrectly!
Why? Because laminated asphalt shingles have traditionally provided the roofing contractor with a very small area in which the fasteners must be placed. An average house requires over 6,000 fasteners to install the roof. Correct placement of SO MANY fasteners in such a small area is extremely difficult and statistically unlikely.
Further, most roofing contractors are paid piecework rates based on the number of asphalt shingles installed. Our experience has found that the combination of these factors has resulted in the majority of laminated asphalt roofs not being installed correctly.
Why is this important?
Most asphalt roofing manufacturers require correct installation for their warranties to be in effect!
You can rest assured that as Vancouver’s Premier Roofing Contractors of choice, Affordable Quality Roofing will install your asphalt roofing right, the first time!
Malarkey Asphalt Roof Shingles
As the roofing contractors of choice, we warrantee our work for 25 years, so we are very picky with the materials we choose.
Malarkey Roofing created The Zone to eliminate the conflict between speedy installation and accuracy in fastener placement. Malarkey Asphalt Roof Shingles equipped with The Zone, have a nailing area more than 3 times larger than other asphalt roofing.
This means Affordable Quality Roofing can rapidly and accurately install the fasteners so critical to a successful roofing project!
Malarkey asphalt roof shingles avoid “troughing”, preventing water from running sideways, which cause leaks. “Blow-back leaks” are cause when the rain seal is breached, causing leaks. Malarkey addressed this problem by increasing the size of the overlap area and adding a second rain seal line for increased protection, in fact, twice the protection of any other asphalt roof!
When you’re evaluating roofing contractors, be sure the products they use are of the highest quality. Also, beware of roofing contractors who employ sub-contracted crews paid by the square.
Affordable Quality Roofing is Vancouver’s Roofing Contractor of choice since 1986!