Shingle Roofing Materials

Shingle roofing material can be constructed out of asphalt, fiberglass, or a combination of the two. The shingles come in multiple different colors and patterns of your choice. Due to their durability and fairly low cost, shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials used in the industry today.

They come in three tabbed shingles and architectural shingles. Three tab shingles are cost-effective and are used mainly for new construction jobs. While the thicker and longer lasting architectural shingles have made it into the market and becoming popular as well. These shingles resemble cedar and slate characteristics.

Industry Leading Shingles

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular and affordable shingles on the market. Many of the shingles meet the Energy Star standards and are available in several different sizes, colors, and styles. A drawback to asphalt shingles is that they do not great roofing material when it comes to roofing and making sure you have the right materials being used in the industry.

Here are examples of some color and style options for asphalt shingles:

  • Charcoal
  • Brown
  • Barkwood
  • Slate
  • Weathered Wood

Fiberglass

Fiberglass asphalt shingles are made from a fiberglass base mat and layered with a waterproof coating. The shingles are:

  • Lightweight
  • Fire-resistant
  • Longer warranty
  • Not as expensive as other roofing materials
  • Resistance to UV rays
  • Durable

Overlapping wet fiberglass and adding adhesive will make the fiberglass asphalt shingles bind together. Asphalt, blended with a variety of mineral fillers, is then applied to the mat to make the shingles waterproof.

Organic Shingles

Organic shingles are made with wood chips, recycled cardboard, rags, and paper. Some highlights of the organic shingles are:

  • Waterproof
  • Heavier than fiberglass shingles
  • Not as long-lasting as fiberglass
  • Inexpensive

Shingles are easily prone to moisture and saturation, leading to potential damage down the line. The damaged occurred in areas with high humidity or environments with freezing temperature. These conditions make the shingles degrade and damage faster than their 20-year life expectancy.


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