Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt roofing shingles tends to be very attractive and is also a economical roofing system. Time and time again, they are a proven roof covering material within the roofing industry. This is not only because asphalt roofing is reliable and durable, but the shingles itself are also available in many styles, shapes and colors.

The History and Quality of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing ShinglesFor asphalt shingles, there are the following like these; Architectural roofing shingle types – such as laminates – are rapidly gaining in popularity. With these increases in recognition, asphalt roofing shingles are suitable for most residential applications and projects. In fact, the roofing industry estimates show that approximately 80% of the total amount of residential roofing are done with these types of asphalt shingles. Like all roofing, once installed correctly by a professional, asphalt shingles will not only effectively shed water off the roof; they will enhance the exterior, appearance and value of your home. In addition, these roofing shingles are typically backed by a warranty that range anywhere from 20 years to a lifetime.

For a variety of advantages and reasons, asphalt shingles have made itself to be one of the most popular roofing materials. The first is price as they are relatively inexpensive; starting at about $0.80US per square foot installed and go up from there. Like many other roofing materials, this particular type of roofing shingles and supplies will depend and vary from location to location as well as where the project is taking place.

In addition to that are the variety of shapes and colors of shingles to choose from. The extensive range of shingle products includes the IKO Marathon 20, a 3-Tab asphalt shingles design shingles that comes in a variety of exquisite color blends that will enhance both traditional and contemporary home exteriors. Thereby, giving consumers a tremendous amount of flexibility and choice to find the perfect one that can match their home. Marathon 20 includes asphalt roofing shingle’s signature fiberglass asphalt shingles that will effectively protect your home from harsh dry climates. Please do take your time to look around for all the fabulous styles to choose from.

Making of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing Shingles Style SamplesAsphalt roofing shingle has a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. This mat is made from wet, random-laid fiberglass bonded with urea-formaldehyde resin. By manufacturing in a continuous process using organic felt or fiberglass mat, these core materials form asphalt roofing shingles as components are layered.

The organic felt is saturated and coated with hot asphalt and the top surface is then covered with a protective layer of colored, UV. resistant ceramic granules. This will provide the shingles to become tougher against the sun’s harmful rays.

Advantages of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

They are Affordable: Compared to other roofing products, asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive.

Long Reliable History: Asphalt shingles have been around for over 100 years. They have a proven track record in our harsh climatic conditions.

Availability: Asphalt shingles are commonly available at most lumberyards.

Suitability: Asphalt shingles are available in a wide selection of sizes, styles and colors, suitable for most residential applications.

Warranty Coverage: Asphalt shingles are protected with warranty periods ranging from 20 years to Lifetime, which will suit any budget and needs.

User-Friendly: Experienced Do-It-Yourselfers can apply asphalt shingles successfully.

Low Maintenance and Easy Repairs: Other more expensive roofing products can require more maintenance, specialized tools, can be more difficult to repair and almost always require professional installation.

In the roofing industry, there are currently other, more expensive materials available to cover roofs. These other types of materials include Metal or Wood shingles and Concrete or Slate tiles. They are generally required to have installation done by a professional which can be quite expensive. Some of these products are quite heavy on the roof structure and are not necessarily suitable for all roof types. The maintenance required to keep these products looking good surpasses by far the low maintenance required with asphalt shingles.

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