The Best Shingle for Lethbridge Wind

The top-rated shingle that will withstand our gale-force wind storms

There are a lot of different options when it comes to shingles, and many of them offer great durability – if you’re living somewhere with less wind than Lethbridge.

Lethbridge’s wind has become a running national joke, because it is always there, and can surpass 100 km/hr. We are one of Canada’s windiest cities, and all that wind pummels your roof, blows under shingles and pushes them up, whips them around, and wears and tears until there’s nothing left to see but a tumbleweed – if you’re lucky.

No matter how great a shingle is, wind protection is the most important factor in Lethbridge.

The answer to Lethbridge’s wind

Shingle designs vary quite a bit, and what works for some forces of mother nature, doesn’t work for others. Owen Corning’s TruDefinition Duration shingles works in Lethbridge because they are specifically designed to withstand wind – gale force winds. So instead of letting your roofing products blow into Saskatchewan, we feature TruDefinition Duration shingles as our base shingle. Anything with less wind protection will cause problems down the road so we do not install them.

The features

Owen Corning’s TruDefinition Duration Shingles feature a breakthrough design that includes a tough, woven engineered reinforcing fabric that guides and grabs roofers nails keeping your shingles on your roof.

  1. Triple Layer Protection™ –The unique fabric strip on these shingles create a triple layer when it  overlays the common bond of the shingle laminate layers, offering incredible nail-holding power.
  2. Twice the Bond Area and Strength – The Tru-Bond®‡  is not only stronger, but is added in a wider strip to hold tightly to the shingle below and help keep shingle layers laminated together.

The right shingle for your home

The right shingle for your home is not necessarily the most expensive, nor is it the one offering every feature under the sun. The right shingle is dictated, in Lethbridge, by the vicious winds that come off the Rockies to tear through town. This should always be the first consideration when determining the right roofing products for your home.

Top House Roofing has found the best shingle that can, and does, withstand Lethbridge’s winds, to be Owens Corning’s TruDefinition Duration, so it’s the only limited lifetime shingle in its class that  we sell. In fact, we have yet to see one of Owens Corning’s TruDefinition Duration shingles that we have installed come off in a windstorm.

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