Shingle Options

It’s time – time to choose the best shingles for your roof. You want your shingles to be attractive yet rugged, long lasting but environmentally friendly and come with an excellent warranty. Jay Carter Roofing & Sheet Metal professionals can help you make that important choice.

We carry and install the most advanced residential shingles on the market. And you have a wide range of options, including:

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Fiberglass shingles

are the most common type of residential roofing in North America. They come in a variety of styles, colours and levels of durability.

Cedar shake shingles

add a rustic look to any home. Surprisingly weather resistant, wooden shingles are great insulators and are biodegradable following their life cycle. more

Slate and Tile shingles

have an old-world charm that immediately adds value to your home. Their durability and protective qualities make them Synthetic Green Roofing Shinglesan attractive option. more

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Metal shingles

provide an option that is long lasting, easy to maintain and increases the value of your home. more

Synthetic (Green Roof) shingles

are the future of residential roofing. Produced from near 100 percent recycled materials, these products look as good, or better, than real shake, slate and tile. more

Shingle Installation

The perfect shingle demands expert installation. At Jay Carter Roofing & Sheet Metal, our professional installers are second to none. Pride of workmanship, strict adherence to manufacturer’s instructions, attention to detail – it’s what they do best. And constant education keeps our installers up to date with leading edge roofing technology.

Shingle Warranties

Of course shingle manufacturer’s warrant their products. But these warranties are only as good as the quality of installation. At Jay Carter Roofing & Sheet Metal we know what’s required to protect your warranty – because we take the time to understand and comply with every manufacturer’s shingle product installation guidelines. We do it right and you’re protected.

Jay Carter Roofing & Sheet Metal Shingle Guarantee

When your warranty depends on the quality of installation, you need a guarantee. Ours is truly comprehensive. See why our clients, are delighted, have peace of mind and recommend us to family, friends and neighbours. read our guarantee

Warranties and Guarantees

The Jay Carter Roofing Guarantee
Jay Carter Roofing takes total responsibility for the quality of workmanship provided by our installers. We guarantee our service with an iron-clad warranty that covers everything we do on your roof. If you are not completely satisfied, we will fix the problem, no questions asked – and at no charge to you.
Know what you can expect.
As a homeowner about to buy a new roof, there are two things about warranties that you should know.

1) The Manufacturer:
A manufacturer’s warranty is all about the product and provides strict guidelines that apply to the installation of the product.

2) The Contractor
A contractor’s warranty is all about workmanship and the number of years the work will be covered.

The Bottom Line

  • If the product is installed properly and fails – the manufacturer is at fault
  • If the product is improperly installed and fails – the roofer is at fault
  • If you want your roof to last, insist on a superior product with a strong manufacturer’s warranty and make sure it’s installed by a highly qualified professional.

Residential Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar is perhaps the oldest roofing material in continuous use and is still a viable option for roof replacement today. The interwoven felt used in cedar shake installation creates a durable roof system that is designed to “recycle” moisture beneath the material back out onto the roof surface. Cedar is sold in numerous varieties, both raw and treated, and has a realistic life expectancy of 15 to 35 years depending on the system chosen. Available options are:

Cedar Style Length x Butt Thickness Width Exposure Underlayment over spaced sheathing Average Life Expectancy (Years)
Medium Shakes, Raw 24” x 1/2” Various 9-1/2” – 10-1/2” 30# interwoven shake liner 15 – 17
Medium Shakes, Treated* Same as raw with CCA pressure treatment 23 – 25
Heavy Shakes, Raw 24” x 3/4” Various Same as medium shakes 20 – 22
Heavy Shakes, Treated* Same as raw with CCA pressure treatment 33 – 35
Taper-Sawn, Raw 24” x 5/8” Various 10” 30# interwoven shake liner 12 – 15
Taper-Sawn, Treated* Same as raw with CCA pressure treatment 18 – 20
Wood Shingles, Raw 18” x 1/4” Various 5” None 12 – 15
Wood Shingles, Treated* Same as raw with CCA pressure treatment 18 – 20


*Treated cedar can be installed over solid plywood decking; however, the life expectancy will be shortened by 15 to 20 percent.

The Upside

  • Attractive appearance
  • No plywood re-sheathing costs
  • Interwoven felt roof system installation methodology for shakes

The Downside

  • Maintenance
  • Cost
  • Quality cedar availability
  • Moss growth
  • Slippery when wet
  • Flammability

Residential Slate and Tile Shingles

Concrete and clay roof shingles provide a durable roof system, especially in a dry area, but there are some inherent challenges in a high-moisture climate. These products are available in numerous tile and slate styles, both in full-weight and light-weight options. The full-weight products often require specific structural engineering to support the roof product weight. In the light-weight variety, the roofs can be installed over conventional framing.

Composition
Because these products are made from natural materials like concrete and clay, they are porous by nature and prone to moss growth. As they age, they typically become brittle and susceptible to cracking when walked upon. True or natural slate is easily the most durable roofing product but has severe limitations with regard to weight and affordability. Tile is typically installed over battens, and most water issues are the result of cracked or broken tiles. Superior substrate preparation is recommended and should incorporate an ice and water shield, treated battens and painted/galvanized screws as fasteners for the batten system.

Product

Exposure

Batten System

Walkability

Structural
Support
Required

Life Expectancy

Concrete Slate

10” – 14”

Yes

Yes

Yes

50+

Light-weight Slate

10” – 14”

Yes

No

No

50+

True Slate

6” – 10”

No

Yes

Yes

Permanent

Clay Tile

14”

Yes

No

Yes

50+

Concrete Tile

14”

Yes

Yes

Yes

50+

Light-weight Tile

14”

Yes

No

No

50+

The Upside

  • Durability
  • Multiple styles available
  • High perception of value
  • Long life expectancy

The Downside

  • Price
  • Moss growth
  • Limited walkability
  • Susceptible to cracking
  • Excessive weight
  • Maintenance challenges

Even though there are clear limitations with regard to structural issues, with proper substrate preparation, a slate or tile roof system can be an excellent choice for a long-lasting roof system.

Residential Synthetic Shingles

The future of residential roofing
The synthetic roofing product industry currently offers some of the most exciting, cutting-edge roof systems available on the market today. They are manufactured in shake, shingle, slate and tile configurations and are constructed from a variety of materials, including rubber and plastic, both new and recycled. There are also products made from a resin and sand composite, as well as cellulose fibers and light-weight concrete. There are even products that utilize recycled tires and cedar sawdust that will turn silver as they age. These products are generally considered permanent roof systems and most carry 50-year manufacturer’s warranties.Synthetic roof systems are sold as environmentally “green” products.  They use recyclable materials and they reduce the impact on landfills caused by replacing your roof every 15 to 20 years.  While the jury is still out, most experts say that the superior resistance to UV rays and degradation make new or “virgin” plastic or rubber the best choice for synthetic roof systems. Some of the synthetic roof styles are listed below:

Style

Recycled

New “Virgin”

Exposure

Shake

9” – 10”

Shingle

6” – 8”

Slate

6” – 8”

Panelized

14”

Tile

14”

The Upside

  • Durability
  • Low maintenance
  • High perception of value
  • Realistic appearance in high-end products
  • Long life expectancy

The Downside

  • Fragility in resin and light-weight concrete configurations
  • Fading in UV light
  • Price
  • Appearance of low-end products
  • No established performance history

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a synthetic roof system is its susceptibility to fading due to UV exposure. All synthetic roofing products, whether constructed from rubber, plastic or resin (new or recycled), will fade over time and each individual piece of material will fade at a different rate.

Products that have multiple shades and are factory shuffled will provide a more realistic look over time as well as a real advantage for the installer in producing a random appearance on the roof.  Superior life expectancy and ease of maintenance are making synthetic roof systems the future of residential roofing.

Talk to a Jay Carter Roofing Expert: 1.877.490.3400