Our company was founded in 1998 in Toronto, Canada. We started with manufacturing and commercializing top quality flooring products. As our company thrived and grew in the local market, the company’s next mission was to continue expansion into other markets like South America. As a result, our first oversea office was open in 2011 in the city of Bogota, Colombia. Today, our company has expanded our products portfolio and has integrated ‘Vetta Roofing’. Since the creation of Vetta Roofing, we have established several commercial alliances with different companies also dedicated to the manufacture of different architectural finishes. In this case IKO CANADA. Canadian leader company established since 1951 dedicated to the production and distribution of shingle tiles in the North American market.
Asphalt shingles or better known as roof shingles is one of the most popular materials used in homes in North America for more than a century, and with good reason. They are designed to protect your home for decades of wear with minimal maintenance. This material is very easy to install and provides flexibility during its installation process. Nowadays, tiles are also available with different textures and thicknesses.
Different types of Roof Shingles
There are three main categories of roof shingles products available: traditional strip, high performance dimensional shingles and luxury top shingles. It is important to understand the differences between each type of roof Shingles to choose the right product for your home.
Traditional Strip Shingles
Also known as 3-tab shingles (due to the cut of the shingle) or simply strips, strip shingles are the original and most basic asphalt shingles. They are made from a single layer of asphalt and have a very flat appearance that generally offers a slate look. Since they are made from a single layer, they usually weigh and cost less than other asphalt shingles. Prior to designer shingles being introduced in the 80’s, strip shingles were the predominant roofing shingles in the market. Today, strip shingles are most often used by home builders who build low-cost houses or by owners who are replacing roof shingles in residences that already have shingles on the roof.
High Performance Dimensional Shingles
Also known as architectural or laminate shingles, dimensional shingles are the most predominant asphalt shingles. These products are manufactured with two or more layers of asphalt that fuse together to achieve a thicker and richer multidimensional appearance, and are designed and engineered to replicate the wood shake and natural slate roofing aesthetics. Dimensional tiles are typically heavier than strip shingles, and have better warranty protection.
Luxury top Shingles tiles
Luxury shingles are the highest quality laminated shingles available, offering a differentiated appearance or functionality that exceeds that of dimensional shingles. In addition to being the shingle “heavy weights” that offer superior protection for the weather, luxury shingles are impressive, and have the highest quality, coloration and dimensionality. These products offer the most realistic representation of old-world quarry and wood shake ceilings.
Advantages of the Shingles
– Protection against rising by the wind
– Resistance to algae
– Easy to install
– An economic alternative in the short and long term
– A wide variety of colors and designs to choose from
– It can be recycled
– Keeps homes cooler (more protection against sunlight)
– Impact resistant *class 4, such as hail
* This degree of impact resistance of the Cambridge IR Shingles is simply indicated for the purpose of allowing homeowners to obtain a reduction in the premium of their home insurance and should not be construed as any kind of explicit or implicit warranty by part of the manufacturer, the supplier or the installer.
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