Choose your shingles
The weather in Quebec can be pretty severe at times. That’s why it’s important to choose high-quality shingles that can withstand the harsh elements and provide exceptional protection for your building.


While there are many types of asphalt shingles, the experts at Couvra prefer architectural shingles for their durability, versatility and wide range of colours and styles.

The result of a technological breakthrough, laminated architectural shingles feature a multi-layer construction of bonded shingles which makes them more efficient and waterproof. They are called architectural shingles because they are designed to create an architectural effect that complements the design of your home.

They are often referred to “high-definition” because of their depth and gradient effect. The straight clean cut of these shingles accentuates the relief effect and the resemblance to cedar shakes or natural slate tiles.


There are several factors to consider when deciding which asphalt shingle is right for your home. Quality, durability, colour and style are most important.
Shingle quality and durability
Look for the thickest, multi-layer shingles. They’re more efficient and resistant to wind, rain, snow, hail or sun. You should also select shingles that provide tear-off protection, algae and mold resistance, and feature adhesive strips on the bottom edge.
Shingle colours
Geography, orientation and, obviously, architectural style are key elements that will influence your choice. For homes situated in urban areas, darker colours like grey and black integrate well with the aesthetics of that milieu. If your home is in the countryside, or middle of the forest, more neutral tones like brown tend to blend in well with the natural surroundings. If your house is primarily in the shade, or situated in cold regions, a darker shingle can retain heat for longer. While a home in full sun would benefit from lighter colours.
Types of shingles
The style of your house will be a factor in the type of shingle you choose. Whether classic, ancestral, or contemporary, you should select a shingle that fits and complements the look of your home. Architectural shingles are available in a range of designs and colours. The dimensional thickness, shaded bands and rich shades of these shingles simulate the look of traditional shakes, adding a touch of elegance and beauty to your home’s exterior.