Types of Roof Shingles in Toronto

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The large assortment of types of shingles for roof, designs and materials makes navigating the market confusing. This is even before you take into account dozens of brands, including CertainTeed, GAF, and IKO, that offer a wide range of products each. At Royal Roofing Inc., we work with roof shingles manufacturers and can help you choose the best shingle types based on your requirements and budget.

Which Shingles Roof Types Are Best for You?

There are many different types of shingles for roof available on the market. Three basic types of shingles for roof can be singled out:
  • 3-tab (traditional).
This is the cheapest option that is best suited for large and commercial roofs.
  • Architectural shingles.
These are a bit more expensive but their quality is much higher and they are mostly popular for flat roofing in Toronto.
  • Luxury (designer).
This is an expensive option. These are of premium quality and come with a lifetime warranty. We at Royal Roofing Inc. offer Toronto residents different designs for each of these types from the best shingles manufacturers. Brands you can choose from include:
Weight Nail zone Pull test Coverage Count/ Consistency Online reputation Granule loss Contractor Education Sealant Warranty Total
IKO Dynasty 5 5 5 5 5 3 1 5 5 4 4.3
CT Landmark 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 5 4.2
OC Duration 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4.6
BP Vanguard 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 3 4.0
GAF 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 4.3


IKO shingles are popular choices due to their styles and colors. Cambridge IKO architectural shingles have more than 15 different shades. One common thing that IKO tile types have is their superior quality. It doesn’t matter whether you choose affordable 3-tab asphalt or premium designed ones to mimic natural slate, you can be sure that you get the best roofing tiles in this price range. They are durable, distinctive, offer a high level of weather protection and enhance the appearance of any building.

IKO Cambridge

IKO Cambridge Architectural Roofing Shingles Color Options

IKO Dynasty

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CertainTeed Landmark Shingles

CertainTeed shingles are famous because of their versatility. There are over a dozen styles and colors you can choose from. All of this options are of the highest quality. Their Presidential Shake collection is a luxury shingle created to replicate cedar shakes’ look with the performance of fiberglass construction. These tabs are charming and deliver hand-split wood shakes’ character. Durability and strength are their advantages over wood.

Landmark Shingles Colors

Landmark PRO Shingles Colors

Owens Corning

Owens Corning shingles are best for those who appreciate the elegant beauty of classic designs. They have 6 positively striking color blends. They will offer you comfort and reliability and will protect your house from external influences. Most of their tiles come with a limited lifetime warranty.

CRC (Canroof Corporation)

CRC shingles are produced from high-quality raw materials and carry a minimal warranty of 25 years. They are designed taking into account the Canadian weather and can easily withstand the trial of Toronto winters. Popular CRC product is Biltmore, renowned for their stylish design and a wide selection of colors (12 shades). This is an ultimate type that can be found Canada.


Biltmore™ AR

BP (Building Products of Canada Corp.)

BP offers residential roofing products, such as asphalt roofing shingles, eave protection solutions, and underlayment solutions. They have versatile tiles, weather-resistant, and attractive. They have several distinctive styles, so this roofing solution can really boost your home’s curb appeal.

Architect Collection


Superior performance, distinctive elegance Malarkey. Malarkey Roofing Products manufactures high-quality residential and commercial asphalt roofing shingles and roll products. Malarkey shingles are defined by their quality and high level of weather resistance, which makes them good options for Toronto. Malarkey produces several types with different price categories, so there is an affordable solution for everyone.


For over a century, GAF shingles have been regarded as one of the highest quality roofing products on the continent. They are environment-friendly, durable, resistant to damage, and stylish. They offer affordable Luxury since the cost is much lower than that of traditional slates or wood shakes. They have various sophisticated designs and many color palettes you can choose from. They are durable, will serve you decades and generations. Starting from its inception in 1886, this company has won numerous awards.

GAF Timberline HD Shingles

Each of these roof shingle types offers its own unique set of benefits, but all of them are sophisticated and can effectively protect your house for many years to come. That is why choosing the best ones is difficult.

Our experienced roofers will help you by explaining their strengths, weaknesses and even provide samples. This way, you will be able to make the right decision and install a roof that will increase the value and enhance the beauty of your property.