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Fibreglass Shingles For Your Edmonton Homes and Businesses

In the past, roofing shingles were made of asphalt on a wood or paper product base. While easy to install and long-lasting, these shingles had many pitfalls when compared to the newer products available. Prone to warping, heavier and more expensive than newer shingles, organic asphalt shingles are quickly being replaced by fibreglass shingles.

Offered in both architectural and 3-tab styles, fibreglass shingles are a more durable product than standard organic asphalt shingles. While older shingles were made with paper products, the new shingles contain a strong fibreglass base. Marshall Roofing Ltd. offers fibreglass shingles in Edmonton to home and business owners so you can have a durable and cost effective roof.

Benefits of Fibreglass Shingles in Edmonton

The new standard, fibreglass shingles have many benefits over organic asphalt shingles:

  • Weight: Fibreglass shingles are thinner and lighter weight so they’re easier to install, but they’re still a very durable product. 
  • Fire protection: Fibreglass shingles have a higher fire rating than organic-mat shingles because of their construction.
  • Expense: Fibreglass shingles cost less to install because the installation process is easier for contractors with fibreglass shingles. 
  • Environmental impact: Because fibreglass shingles have less asphalt, they are better for the environment than organic shingles are.


Fibreglass shingles are perfect for homes and businesses of various sizes and styles because they come in a wide range of colours and designs. They’re easy to install, and they often come with long warranties to protect your assets.

Fibreglass Shingles Provide Equal Protection with Less Weight

Fibreglass shingles use a relatively new technology that was first introduced in the early 1980s. Fibreglass is a reinforced plastic material made of glass fibres that are embedded in a resin compound. Using a woven fibreglass mat to perform as the core of the shingle, fibreglass shingles are able to be lighter in weight and have an appearance that is much thinner when compared to organic asphalt shingles. The strength of the shingle is not diminished even though it needs less asphalt.

Due to the fibreglass construction, these shingles have an American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Class A Fire Rating. When evaluating building materials for fire safety, many factors including ignition temperature and flame-spread are considered. Flame-spread is the surface burning characteristics of building materials, such as how fast a material will burn. Fibreglass shingles are in Class A for flame-spread, which means it will burn much slower than many other materials.

Choose Fibreglass Shingles for Your Edmonton Roof

When compared to roofing materials such as cedar shakes or slate roofing, fibreglass shingles are a great option. They come at a reasonable cost and are just as durable as other roofing materials. Plus, they have a great fire rating which will protect your home or business in case of fires and other emergencies.

Marshall Roofing holds business licenses with city of St. Albert, town of Morinville, city of Edmonton, City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Town of Stony Plain. We have two Haag Inspectors at Marshall Roofing for Residential roofs. If you’re interested in getting a new roof made of fibreglass shingles, be sure to contact Marshall Roofing.

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