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Asphalt Shingle Roof, an Alberta Classic.

As far as roofing options go, the asphalt shingle roof holds a revered position, especially in Calgary. This popularity isn't just a local trend; across North America, a majority of homes have asphalt shingle roofs. This widespread preference stems from an array of advantages and the significant return on investment that asphalt shingles offer compared to other materials. Among these benefits are:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Asphalt shingle roofs are known for their affordability, making them an excellent choice for homeowners looking for quality roofing without a hefty price tag.
  • Classic Aesthetic Appeal: These roofs embody that  'North American' suburban look, offering a timeless and classic visual appeal to your home.
  • Variety in Style and Color: One of the greatest strengths of asphalt shingle roofs is the extensive range of colors and styles available. This variety ensures that there’s a perfect match for every home’s architectural style and homeowner’s personal taste.
  • Impressive Longevity: Considering their installation cost, asphalt shingle roofs boast a remarkable lifespan. This durability ensures long-term protection for your home, making it a wise investment.

Overall, the asphalt shingle roof remains a top choice in Calgary and beyond, owing to its blend of affordability, style, and durability, making it an enduring classic in residential roofing.

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An upclose view of an asphalt shingle roof

Style and performance

At Calgary Elite Roofing, we provide a wide selection of styles and colors that will surely fit your home and style. From deep black to light colours or a mix of tones that will easily adapt to the style of construction your home has.

In addition, you can choose from a generous selection of textures and shingle styles, some will look like other elements like wood, cedar, or slate but carry the benefits and cost of asphalt.

Only asphalt shingles have a 100-year-plus 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 matches their excellent uplift and fire resistance. Asphalt shingles are perfect for the Calgary and Southern Alberta weather and are durable with the seasons and dramatic temperature changes

Black and Red Asphalt Shingles around a red brick chimney

Popular Asphalt Shingle Colors

Brick Red

Red Asphalt Shingle

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

Classic Black

Black Asphalt shingle

For that classic executive look, this is a great option for townhomes and a more urban environment.


Grey Asphalt Shingle

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.

Asphalt Shingle Brands we carry
Malarkey Black and white logo
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Affordable and Efficient Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation

When it comes to roofing solutions, an asphalt shingle roof stands out as a highly affordable and practical choice. Not only does this roofing option align with budget-friendly considerations, but it also promises a swift and quality installation process. Our team of skilled professionals ensures that your roofing installation disrupts your routine minimally, allowing you to return to your daily life swiftly.

A standout feature of asphalt roofing is its lightweight nature. This means that your home requires no additional structural reinforcement to support the roof, simplifying the overall installation process. Asphalt shingle roofs are celebrated for their balance of durability and cost-effectiveness, offering a reliable roofing solution without breaking the bank.

Additionally, the low maintenance aspect of an asphalt shingle roof is a significant advantage. This roofing type eliminates the need for 'snow guards' and does not impose any extra structural burdens due to its weight. This simplicity in design and functionality underscores the practicality and long-term value of choosing an asphalt shingle roof for your home.

Recyclable Roofing Product

Built Green

Surprising to many, asphalt shingles are a recyclable product and have 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 the 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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