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Why Do Homeowners Keep Choosing Asphalt Shingle Roofing?

Whether you are installing a roof on a newly built home or replacing an older roof, a roof system is a big investment that requires careful consideration.

Despite the fact that there are numerous different types of roofing materials available nowadays, homeowners continue to prefer asphalt shingle roofs which are offered from companies in Ottawa such as Sanderson Roofing.



There are 5 basic components to a typical sloping roof system. The roof structure, made up of trusses and rafters, supports the sheathing, which is made of plywood or chipboard and covers the house. Flashing is installed in various roof joints to prevent the seepage of water, and drainage includes the design features that help the roof shed water. The final component of a roofing system is the roof covering, which protects the roof from the weather.


The main reason why homeowners keep choosing asphalt roofing shingles is that they offer the most economical option. However, the benefits of shingles extend far beyond them simply being affordable. Shingles also provide a high level of durability for the price, offering a similar lifespan to other roofing materials. Modern shingle roofs carry warranties as long as 50 years.

Asphalt shingles are lightweight, so they won't be putting any undue strain on your roof's supporting structures. They are also waterproof, repelling moisture and helping to keep it out of your attic.

Finally, shingles are also chosen often for their appearance. Asphalt shingles come in styles and colors which can complement the overall curbside appeal of any home. Shingles can also be made to convincingly mimic the look of roofing materials such as wood, slate, and tile.


Sanderson Roofing is an Ottawa roofing company that has been providing roofing shingles and other roofing services in the Ottawa area for over 120 years.

We can make sure that your new roof is installed with only quality materials and superior workmanship so that it will last you for a long time to come. We'll also ensure that your new roof is properly ventilated so that moisture won't get a chance to cause damage to any of your roof's components. A properly insulated and well-ventilated attic is key for a durable and long-lasting roof.

Sanderson Roofing offers a free estimate on all of our work. Contact Sanderson Roofing today or check out our information on roofing shingles for your roofing project, and we’ll quickly get back to you with a quote.


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