A Home is Not a Home Without a Roof
Asphalt shingles are not the most exciting when it comes to repairing or remodeling a home, but they do serve their purpose and can come ecologically friendly. Asphalt can be made using fiberglass based or the popular organic-based type made with recycled waste paper and wood fibers, which is then coated with weather resistant mineral granules.
Asphalt shingles provides a beautiful, affordable and reliable roofing solution for any home. Besides having a variety of styles, textures and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain.
- Many pricing options
- 100-year proven track record in North America
- Long lifespan
- Ideal weight; not too heavy or too light
- Fewer leak problems
- Fantastic uplift resistance
- Powerful fire resistance
Asphalt comes in a vast array of colors, selections, and textures. These shingles are very low maintenance when properly applied. They required little to no further upkeep and can be easily repaired if damaged.
Asphalt is designed to withstand external fire and flammability standards. They hold a Class C fire rating, which means, they provide excellent fire resistance. They’re also tested for wind resistance, so there is no fear if you live in a very window location, like, Chicago, Illinois.
There are different types of asphalt shingles. There’s laminated shingles (commonly referred as three-dimensional) that contain more than one layer of tab that creates extra depth. Next up are interlocking shingles, which mechanically fasten to each other to provide greater wind resistance. Then we have strip shingles, three times longer as their width these shingles provide shadowing effects. Last, but not least, we have large format shingle these come in hexagonal and rectangular in shape.
A Roofing System consists of the following components:
- Hip / Ridge cap
- Drip edge metal
- Ventilation (ridge vent)
- Pipe boots
- Lead & step flashing
- Nails, caulking
- Professionally installed
All of these components need to be considered when planning your roofing budget.
There you have it, Asphalt roofing may sound like the bore of all boredom, but they are what will protect your family from Mother Nature’s unpredictable moments. You will want to be prepared for the worse case scenario.