The asphalt shingle, a Calgary classic

Asphalt roofs have remained one of the most popular options in Calgary. On average in Calgary and North America – four out of five homes are protected by asphalt shingles. This is due to the big list of benefits and return of investment that it provides vs. other materials, among those:

  • It is pocket-friendly ( low cost )
  • It gives that classic ‘North American’ suburban look
  • Biggest selection of colors and styles
  • It has a long lifespan given its installation cost

Style and performance

At Calgary Elite Roofing we provide you with a wide selection of styles and colors that will sure fit your home and style. In addition you will be able to choose from a generous selection of textures shingle styles, some will look like other elements like wood, cedar, or slate but carrying the benefits and cost of asphalt.

Only asphalt shingles have the 100-year proven track record in North America. The shingles have the Ideal weight when it comes to roofing; not too heavy or too light. Their Long life-expectancy is matched by their excellent uplift resistance and fire resistance. Asphalt shingles are perfect for the Calgary and Southern Alberta weather and are durable with the seasons and dramatic temperature changes

Asphalt Shingled Roof

Price and Installation

Asphalt roofing is definitely the most affordable option. In addition, our professionals are capable of providing fast, quality installation so that you are able to get back to your regular routine. Quality installations that the long run account for the simplicity of maintenance.

Another benefit of asphalt roofing is the weight factor no additional structural reinforcement is required to carry its weight. Asphalt has a tried tested and true formula for a durable, inexpensive roofing selection for your home.

Last, you should keep in mind that asphalt roofing is a low maintenance option, no additional structure is required to its it’s weight and it has no need for ‘snow guards’.

Popular Asphalt Shingle Colors

Brick Red

Red Asphalt Shingle

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Great option to make that classic red roof feel to your house. Recommended with darker exterior siding ( walls )

Classic Black

Black Asphalt shingle

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For that classic executive looks, this is a great option for town-homes and a more urban environment.


Grey Asphalt Shingle

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Ideal with almost any type of siding. This is a great choice for those who want to blend in and don’t have their homes stand out from the ‘crowd’, a timeless classic.

Recyclable Roofing Product

Built Green

Surprising to many, asphalt shingles is a recyclable product and has a smaller impact on the environment than other choices. No matter how long they have been on a roof, the shingles are recyclable at the end of their useful life.  Some common uses for old asphalt shingles are road construction and maintenance. Recycling service centers are available in Calgary and area.

Therefore if you are environmentally conscious, asphalt roofing might be one of the better options out there both for your pocket and nature.

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Calgary Asphalt Roofs