At AKRoN Roofing, we apply the same quality standards of application on an asphalt garage reroofing as we do to a high-end country estate. For every project, we are committed to using materials that we believe are the best products available on the market for Alberta's harsh climate, from the breathable synthetic underlayment to the shingles themselves. We offer concrete tile maintenance, rubber, asphalt and metal roofing, eavestrough, soffit, fascia services and more. On this page, you can learn more about our preferred products and the reasons we promote them. If you still have questions, or would like to get started on your next roofing project, contact us today.
We are a proud and independent sales and installation company. We are not affiliated with, sponsored by or under the influence of any manufacturers or distributors of the products we promote. We simply promote products that we believe are best suited for Calgary's harsh weather systems. Our products include:
GAF is the oldest roofing manufacturer in North America and has been rated #1 in shingle quality by Home Builders for 10 out of the last 12 years. GAF shingles offer superior performance with weight and performance. Combine that with toughness, granule adhesion, wind uplift resistance, flexibility, and fire resistance - GAF is a superior choice for your next roof. Read more about GAF's Advanced Protection Technology here.
GAF Timberline HD®
GAF Timberline HD is a fibreglass asphalt shingle with Class F wind rating, the highest rating possible at 130mph (209 km/hr). The Timberline HD is architecturally stylish with high definition colour blends and shadows, currently available in Alberta in nine colour options. Read more about GAF's Timberline HD shingle here.
GAF Timberline ArmorShield II™
GAF Timberline ArmorShield II™ is an SBS modified asphalt shingle with Class F wind rating, the highest rating possible at 130mph (209 km/hr) plus the ArmorShield II™ passes the UL 2218 Class 4 Impact-Resistance Test, and may qualify for insurance discounts. Rubberized components of SBS give the shingles flexibility and crack-resistance not offered by regular asphalt shingles. You get the beauty of a Timberline shingle with peace of mind during Alberta's summer hail storms. Read more about the ArmorShield II™ shingle here.
Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, today, CertainTeed provides building products across North America. CertainTeed focusses on creating value with sustainable products by offering high performing, affordable products for homeowners' comfort and well-being while reducing overall environmental impacts.
CertainTeed Landmark is a high quality fibreglass asphalt shingle that has passed 130mph (209 km/hr) wind tests. Landmark shingles offer the heaviest weight and colour variety in their class. Details about the Landmark shingle can be found here.
The Northgate shingle is an SBS modified shingle with Class 4 Impact Resistance and passes Class F wind rating for 130 mph (209 km/hr). With flexibility of the SBS rubber components, the Northgate shingles are resistant to cracks, are flexible, and resist granule loss. Read more about CertainTeed's Northgate shingle here.
Malarkey Roofing Legacy
Since 1956, Malarkey has created excellent roofing products suited for environment-specific regions. Their mission statement states: “to manufacture and deliver innovative, performance driven building products with service and integrity that is unparalleled.”
With both Class F wind rating (130mph / 209 km/hr) and Class 4 hail resistance, the Malarkey Legacy is another option for homeowners wanting peace of mind during Alberta's harsh weather. The Legacy is a rugged architectural shingle with a 50 year limited lifetime warranty. Read more about the features of Malarkey's Legacy shingle.
Whether you like the elegant look of natural slate or the rugged appeal of shake, Euroshield® offers cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives with a 50 year transferable, limited lifetime warranty. For twenty years the manufacturer of Euroshield® has been diverting and recycling the inundation of used tires headed for the landfill. Euroshield® boasts approximately 70% recycled tire rubber and approximately 95% total recycled content. Passing wind tests starting at 110mph (177 km/h) and achieving UL2218 Class 4 hail rating, a Euroshield® roof may the last roof you put on your home. Read more about G.E.M. Inc.'s Euroshield® products here.
Choose from Harvest Shake, Beaumont Shake, Granville Slate, Vermont Slate, Ranchlands Shake (Thick), or Rundle Slate (Thick).
Firestone and Johns Manville
TPO is AKRoN Roofing’s preferred product for low-slope/flat roofing. Tar and gravel requires very costly fire insurance and can be extremely dangerous. Temperature fluctuations in Alberta’s weather can cause cracking which leads to leak problems. TPO membrane is a thermoplastic polyolefin and designed to withstand extreme weather exposure, perfect for Alberta’s climate. TPO single-ply membranes create cool roof reflectivity, offer flexibility, UV resistance and overall weather protection.
For more information about Firestone's Ultraply TPO you can find here.
For more information about Johns Manville TPO click here.
We recommend Ventilation Maximum® for superior ventilation on buildings with a pitch less than 7/12. These units have no moving parts and stand above snow-loads. For our Southern Alberta winter climate, this is very important for your attic! The VMAX-303-12 and the VMAX-301-12 are two superior choices over turtle vents or turbines.
Another excellent choice for ventilating your attic is the Canada Go Green 4 Seasons Pro solar vents. These vents each pull 500 square feet of excess heat, moisture and humidity from the attic with a solar-powered fan.
We're certified VELUX Skylight installers. For over 75 years VELUX has been dedicated to producing skylights that are synonymous with quality and reliability. Our most common skylight installations are a Fixed Curb Mount and a Deckmount Skylight. VELUX laminated glass comes with a 10 year hail warranty. Read more about VELUX skylights and glass options here.
Efficient and Respectful
“AKRON Roofing did our roof three years ago and we were very pleased with the quality of the work and the quality of the personnel.
Our current experience was a result of hail damage. Again from our first call to have the roof looked at till the job was done we felt that our home was in great hands.
The job site was always kept clean and the personnel were efficient and respectful.”
-Kristine W., via Homestars