Asphalt Shingles: A Smart and Durable Choice for Ontario’s Winters

Ontario throws a lot at us weather-wise, especially during the long winter months. Choosing the right roofing material is crucial to shield your home from the elements. While various options exist, modern asphalt shingles offer many compelling reasons why they remain a popular and reliable pick for our climate.

Why Asphalt Shingles Stand Strong in the Cold

Engineered for Durability: Today’s high-quality asphalt shingles are far less susceptible to cracking in freezing temperatures than older varieties. They resist damage from the weight of snow and ice and handle the constant expansion and contraction caused by our winter cycles.

Affordability: For budget-conscious homeowners, asphalt shingles frequently offer a more cost-effective solution compared to some other premium roofing materials.

Ease of Installation and Maintenance: Professional roofers can install an asphalt roof comparatively quickly, and localized repairs are generally straightforward. This minimizes disruption and maintains protection year-round.

Style Options: Don’t underestimate the curb appeal! Asphalt shingles are available in an array of colours and architectural styles, letting you perfectly match your home’s look.

Winterizing Your Asphalt Roof: Key Tips

Superb Underlayment: Investing in a quality synthetic underlayment provides a robust barrier against ice dams.

Ice & Water Shields: These shields offer targeted protection at vulnerable points like valleys, edges, and around chimneys and skylights.

Balanced Attic Ventilation: Proper ventilation can significantly help reduce ice dams and moisture buildup, extending your roof’s lifespan.

Routine Maintenance: Inspect your roof regularly (especially after big storms) for damage or early wear, and address issues promptly. Keep gutters clear, and treat moss growth if needed.

Warranties Matter: Look for asphalt shingles with extended warranties, wind resistance ratings, and algae resistance when available – this indicates greater resilience to our weather challenges.

T. Simpson Roofing has over 25 years of experience with the cold climate of Simcoe County, York Region, and the Greater Toronto Area. Our expert roofers know what it takes to build quality roofs and perform lasting roof repair, and our go-to siding contractors and eavestrough installers can help ensure the longevity of your entire home. We can also put the finishing touches on getting your home cold-climate ready with professional attic insulation and window and door installation. Best of all, we offer a free quote on our services, so there is no reason not to contact us and see what we can do for your home.

T. Simpson

Originally founded by a 16-year-old Tony Simpson as a way of acquiring funds to help pay his way through university, T. Simpson Roofing, propelled by Tony’s strong work ethic and commitment to delivering quality work and unbeatable customer service, quickly grew into a thriving business.

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