There are two different roofing shingle technologies common in Vancouver:
Duroid Asphalt Shingles and Laminated Fiberglass 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 Fiberglass 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|
Fiberglass roofing shingles (also commonly called Laminated shingles) are the most popular type of roofing shingle available today. And for good reason, Laminate shingles are aesthetically pleasing.
However, did you know that the majority of houses with laminate shingles have been installed incorrectly!
Why? Because laminated 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 shingles installed. Our experience has found that the combination of these factors has resulted in the majority of laminated roofs not being installed correctly.
Why is this important?
Most fiberglass 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 fiberglass roofing right, the first time!
Malarkey Fiberglass 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 Fiberglass Roof Shingles equipped with The Zone, have a nailing area more than 3 times larger than other laminate shingles.
This means Affordable Quality Roofing can rapidly and accurately install the fasteners so critical to a successful roofing project!
Malarkey fiberglass 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 all other laminated shingles!
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.