Best Roofing: Asphalt Shingles, Shingle Roofing & Metal Roofing

Common shingle designs

  • Fibreglass shingles are available in many design options, offering superior fire ratings, better resistance to algae and curling, and no limitations related to weight. This is one important consideration in roofing applications where heavier shingles cannot be used.
  • Cedar shingles are composed of natural wood material. While cedar has a long life expectancy, it requires expert installation by an Avenue Road Roofing professional to ensure it is good year after year.
  • Metal roofing systems offer extended longevity, but you need to ensure you have the right system for the right application. And you need to ensure that the roofing professional is trained and certified to install the roofing system. Metal roofing comes in many profiles and gauges, and features a baked on enamel finish that requires no painting.

Asphalt Shingles in Toronto

Asphalt shingles are currently the most popular type of residential roof material.  When looking for installation or repairs on your asphalt shingle roof, you definitely need an experienced professional.

Asphalt shingles come in two basic types: fiberglass and organic. Organic shingles contain around 40% more asphalt than the fiberglass alternative, which makes them weigh more and gives them excellent durability and blow-off resistance.

The more popular shingles are the fiberglass ones. This may be because they are cheaper and easier to manufacturer than organic shingles, making them more cost effective for the homeowner.

To discuss your asphalt shingle roof options and get your roofing project underway, give us a call today. Our trained and experienced contractors are here to help you!

Shingle Roofing in Toronto

Shingle Roofing is currently the most popular type of residential roof material for a variety of reasons. They are relatively inexpensive; starting at around x per square foot installed and go up from there. Things that determine cost are geographical location, slope of the roof, height of the building, ease of access to the premises, complexity of the project, the particular type of shingle and numerous other factors. They come in a variety of colors and styles, are fairly durable, and can be easily repaired and maintained.

As a homeowner, you rely on your roof to protect your house from the often harsh elements of nature. When it comes to your roof in particular, we know that not all materials are created equal. Shingle roofing services from Top Notch Roofing and Repair Inc can update your roof to keep water, moisture, and inclement weather out. Give our shingle roofing experts a call today to learn more or to schedule FREE in house estimate.

Metal Roofing in Toronto

“Metal Roof Repair and Metal Roof Replacement Specialists”

In the past years Metal Roofing or Steel Roofing has come a long way and today a Metal Roof is available in numerous forms and sizes. A Metal Roof can be preformed to the shape of a Shake or Tile and is also available in a panel which lays flat on a roof deck.

When you choose a roofing material, there are factors other than price that you better consider. The cost of Metal roofing for instance, it’s greater than shingles… Yet, people are making a deliberate decision to choose metal roofs…There are a few definite advantages that metal has over other roofing materials.


One of the most durable materials, metal roofs can be used in a variety of climates. You don’t need to spend sleepless nights worrying about your roof’s ability to withstand hail, rain, wind or ice. Whatever comes, your roof won’t split or curl or rot – most will easily last a minimum of 50 years.


Your metal roof doesn’t even need to look metal! There are a variety of designs, patterns and shades to choose from in metal roofs. If you like the shingled look but can’t be bothered with maintenance, select a stylish look of metal shingle or metal cedar shake – it will add to the beauty of your home, without looking out of place. The shade of metal can be coordinated with the color of your home exterior to give an elegant appearance.

Value addition

When you opt for a metal roof, you’re not going to be repeatedly burdened with the cost of roof replacement. It actually adds to the value of your home too! If you’re planning to sell your home, you’re assured of a better price if the roof is made of a durable material like metal.

Next Step

If you’re interested in installing a metal roof, the first step is to find a reliable contractor. When it comes to metal roofing, Vancouver has one of the most trusted names in the roofing business – Chapman Roofing. With us, you can be sure that your home will be given a detailed inspection before we propose any changes.

Our qualified installers will provide a quality service for a reasonable price, guaranteeing that you have no more roofing troubles in the future.

Why Choose Cedar Roof?

It is hard to beat a wood shingle / shake roof in a beauty contest. When first installed the roof has a light brown-reddish color, but then weathers over time and turns to gray or soft silver. Wood shingles and shakes are usually made of some species of cedar, treated pine or spruce. Cedar, however, is the best performing material for making shingles and shakes. Shingles are sawn by the machine and have relatively smooth surface and uniform thickness, but may vary in width. Shakes are manufactured by wood splitting and have a rather rough textured front surface and smooth back.

Beauty is not the only reason why people choose a cedar roof for their home. Cedar roof may help to greatly reduce your heating and cooling costs. The cedar roof shingles and shakes with their natural wood fibres act as an additional layer of insulation on your home. Prevention of the heat escape through your roof especially during a cold Canadian winter season is a great bonus that comes with cedar roof.

For all the amazing look, cedar shingles and shakes are expensive to install and require some periodic maintenance usually in a form of washing away any mildew or moss, and then re-oiling. Perhaps another obvious downside of the wood shingles we should mention is their vulnerability to fire exposure.