If you’re replacing your builder-grade asphalt shingles or would like a new long-lasting roof that is also energy-efficient, architectural or laminated shingles meet these criteria.
By choosing a long-lasting roofing product manufactured in a lighter colour (most sun-reflective) you actively support Canada’s eco-friendly movement.
Choose a roofing product that is involved in promoting theirs in the recycling industry.
Roofing shingles with lighter colouring have a higher reflectivity, helping to lower the temperature in your attic.
This saves you money on your cooling or air conditioning (AC) bills in the summer and benefits the environment. Using your AC less means that fewer greenhouse gas emissions typical of outdated AC units are expelled into the atmosphere.
With increasing temperatures, high winds and hail storms, it is crucial to choose products that are manufactured to last and work to protect our environment.
The beautiful architectural (laminated) shingle is the longest-lasting shingle available which means a lesser carbon footprint and fewer roof replacements. It has a laminate coating that protects the dimensional edges of the shingle and is formed in many styles that can mimic a wood shake or slate shingle.
Shadow bands are manufactured into the shingle in various patterns to emphasize the depth effect.
Although an architectural shingle has asphalt at its core that is held together with fibreglass, it can be more than twice as thick as a classic 3 -tab shingle depending on the style you choose and your budget.
Forest City Roofing is a Certified Roofer for GAF, North America’s largest shingle company. GAF has put time into developing three patents for a recycled shingle process that will do much good for people’s sustainability goals. IKO promotes the popular Cambridge® and Dynasty® shingles as energy-efficient laminated shingles.
Shingles are less expensive than metal roofs and excel as a future sustainable, recyclable product. Nothing more than a grinder is required to recycle 10% of the asphalt shingle industry into a paving and surfacing product. The fewer machines used and chemicals burned translate to less of a carbon footprint than the steel industry.
A recycled shingle industry is the planned future for the other 90% of shingle waste currently sent to landfills.
Forest City Roofing proudly installs Canadian Roofing shingle products from:
IKO’s Cambridge® shingle is manufactured close by in Toronto and Hawkesbury, Ontario. If you’re a dedicated carbon footprint-reducing individual, the Cambridge® is a beautiful architectural shingle that ticks all the eco-friendly roofing boxes.