Roofing Industries manufactures a wide range of organic, fiber, felt reinforced and glass mat reinforced asphalt shingles. These products usually are made to the highest quality standards and have been successfully applied in various climatic regions around the world for decades. The proven performance of shingle products makes them suitable for any residential or commercial roofing application.
Asphalt shingles are available in three main forms: organic asphalt shingles, laminated organic asphalt shingles, and fiberglass asphalt shingles.
Organic asphalt shingles are made from paper or felt saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof. A top coating is applied, and ceramic granules are then embedded. The granules may contain a portion of copper or tin to discourage moss growth on the roof. Laminated asphalt shingles are made from two distinct layers. They are heavier, more expensive, and more durable than normal organic asphalt shingles.
Fiberglass asphalt shingles are based on a fiberglass reinforcing mat, to which is applied asphalt with mineral fillers. Fiberglass reinforcement was developed as an alternative to the traditional asbestos paper reinforcement.
The following leading roof shingle manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of roof shingles, including online catalogs, colors and materials for roof shingles, and care and maintenance of roof shingles.
IKO Canada: IKO is a large North American manufacturer of building materials and, is a leading manufacturer of asphalt roofing shingles. IKO produces three styles of asphalt shingles.
The first is called an Architectural Laminated Style. These include Crowne Slate, RoofShake and the Cambridge series shingles. IKO’s Architectural Style shingles are composed of two pieces of asphalt shingle material laminated together to form one solid piece. The bottom piece, known as the shim, provides the base of the shingle as well as a contrast in color. The top piece of the asphalt shingle, sometimes called the dragon tooth, provides the depth as well as further contrast in color. They are usually more aesthetically pleasing than traditional 3-Tab shingles. Their Limited Warranties range from 30 years to Limited Lifetime. The style and appearance of Architectural shingles have gained in popularity and have become the most requested style in many markets.
The second style of asphalt shingle manufactured by IKO is known as the Designer Style. Designer Style shingles include Armourshake, Renaissance GXL 30 and Skyline 25. These asphalt shingles are made of a single strip construction with interesting features or shapes. IKO Armourshake premium fiberglass-based asphalt shingles provide a dimensional thickness that enhances the rough-hewn, random-cut appearance, texture and profile of classic wood shakes. The Renaissance GXL 30 is a traditional 3-Tab shingle with overlay patches of asphalt and contrasting colors to provide a dimensional appeal. These Designer Style asphalt shingles carry a Limited Warranty of 25 years, 30 years or limited Lifetime.
The third category of asphalt shingles manufactured by IKO is the Traditional Style. The shingles in this category are Aristocrat 25, and Marathon and Gentry series. These are traditional 3-Tab style shingles, hence, the Traditional Style name. This style has been used for over fifty years in the industry with excellent results. The Limited Warranty in the Traditional Style series of asphalt shingles run 25 or 30 years in duration.
Building Products of Canada: Building Products of Canada has been producing quality home building and home renovation products for generations. The BP brand reflects an almost legendary craftsmanship that goes back nearly 100 years. Our shingles, ceilings, structural and acoustical panels continue to be the products of choice on literally hundreds of thousands of new homes and home renovation projects each year.
In the trade, BP products are well known for their quality. The quality of finished products begins with the quality of the materials that go into them. BP organic shingles are made with a high grade felt produced in our own mills. This felt and the lighter weight felt used in asphalt felt rolls is regarded so highly that Building Products of Canada is the number one seller of roofing paper in North America. For our fiberglass shingles, we use only Johns-Manville glass mat, widely considered the industry's best.
It is backing up these products with the fairest, most comprehensive warranties available. The BP 5-Star warranty, applicable on all organic shingles, includes full 100% protection, including material and labour, for up to ten years. It covers not only the shingles, but also the underlayment and the eave protector. And it is fully transferable with no restrictions and no fees attached.
BP shingles are available in Achitect, Classic and Specialty asphalt roofing shingles collections.
Our Main Office is located in Toronto, Ontario.