Choosing The Right Shingles for Your Roof

Are your shingles cracking, curling or missing altogether? If so, it’s time to call your local roofing contractor in Montreal to avoid further damage and costly repairs!

When choosing a new roof, aesthetics are important, but so too are the cost and life expectancy of materials, as well as their installation and maintenance requirements. A household name in Montreal since 1967, Master Roofers of Belgrave can help you select the right roof to meet your needs and budget. 


Your roof is one of the most important structures of your home. It protects your humble abode from leaks and invading pests, keeps your home well insulated and increases the overall value of your property. That being said, it’s always best to opt for quality! But of course, not every type of shingle is an ideal match for every type of home.

Asphalt shingles

Four out of five homes in North America have an asphalt roof. Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice among Montreal homeowners primarily for their affordability and relative durability. They also come in a variety of styles, colours and textures to add character and depth to your home. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a quality roof that is resistant to water, heat and UV rays, our fibreglass-based shingles are up for the job! The biggest drawback with asphalt, however, is that it doesn’t fare as well in areas prone to dramatic changes in temperature, leaving many Montrealers with the inevitable hassle of having to reroof.

Slate shingles

Attractive and durable, slate shingles have some of the best water- and damage-resistant properties on the market, making them ideal for areas with volatile weather conditions. They require very little maintenance and have one of the longest life expectancies with 75-plus years of service. Furthermore, their rich, colourful and handcrafted look adds to the overall appearance of your home, increasing its market value. However, contrary to asphalt shingles, which are lightweight in comparison, slate shingles are quite hefty, making repairs both difficult and costly.

Metal shingles

A convenient choice for both sloped and flat roofs, metal shingles are gaining in popularity among homeowners because of their aesthetic appeal. They come in a variety of colours, shapes and styles to complement virtually any type of architectural design (modern, rustic, industrial, etc.). Whether made from copper, zinc, tin or aluminum, metal shingles are easy to install (cheaper labour!) and last two to three times longer than traditional asphalt shingles. Although they come at a greater cost, they’re well worth the investment—not to mention they’re 100 per cent recyclable!

Remember, style is an important factor, but it’s not the only one! Always choose a quality product and make sure to hire a reputable installation company. Anybody can drive a nail through a shingle, but it takes quality workmanship to install a roof that will stand the test of time. A specialist in roof installation, repair, maintenance and inspection, Master Roofers of Belgrave has been proudly serving the Montreal community with reliable and beautiful rooftop structures for 50 years!

Do it once, do it right; call us today for your free estimate!