Ridge Shingles are typically the last product installed on a roof system as a finishing touch. Just like a nice picture frame surrounds the perimeter of a beautiful piece of art, good ridge cap shingle give your roof a finished touch.
There are two basic types of ridge cap shingles: low profile and raised profile. Low profile is your typical entry level, basic product and raised profile is your cosmetically advanced and generally superior product. The price difference between a low profile in a raised profile is typically somewhere around a dollar per foot.
Visually appealing roof systems include visually appealing ridge cap shingles. If budget is priority to the enhanced visual appeal of your roof system, you would choose a standard cut shingle for your ridgecaps. If you’d like your house to look more like a castle, use a definitive edge ridge shingle provided by your shingle manufacturer.
Higher quality ridge shingles typically require special installation procedures to be used when installed by the roofing contractor. Ridge shingles are located at the areas of your roof most vulnerable to wind damage and therefore subject to blowing off if they are not installed properly.
Ask your roofing contractor what sort of Special Installations are required for installing high quality ridge shingles on roofs in Calgary and remember that it’s never too late to change out your ridge caps. If you are unhappy with your current ridge caps they can be replaced relatively easily.