Across Utah and North America, asphalt shingles are the material of choice for protecting roofs. Homes and businesses alike profit from the tough, reflective coating asphalt shingles offer. Made with small reflective shards, asphalt shingles reflect UV rays that discolor and heat up homes. They maintain stiffness, color and form for 15 to 30 years, making them a wise choice for most jobs.
Asphalt shingles are created by blending different durable materials together. There are two primary kinds of asphalt shingle, organic- and fiberglass-based. Both are manufactured the same way and intended to look like traditional building materials like brick.
Organic-based asphalt shingles are manufactured with materials such as paper or wood fiber then covered in sticky asphalt containing ceramic particles. These shingles are often hardier and react to water better than fiberglass shingles because they contain more asphalt. But keep in mind, the organic components within makes these shingles more prone to fire damage.
Alternatively, fiberglass shingles are created with a flat layer of glass fiber then bonded with chemical resin to make a single shingle. The original mat is then coated with minerals and asphalt to make the shingle water resistant. Across Logan, fiberglass asphalt shingles are the roofing material of choice.
Asphalt shingles can take on a range of temperatures and dry or wet climates, making them fitting for Utah and across the US. Homes and commercial spaces can expect their asphalt shingles to last up to 30 years or longer. Roofs with a steep pitch are ideal for this type of shingle. The higher the slope, the more easily moisture can run from the roof, making asphalt shingles a poor choice for properties in moist regions with low pitched roofs.
Both of these asphalt shingle varieties have their pros and cons. The blended granules in the shingles reflect heat from the sun, blocking heat from coming into properties during the summer months. Both types have strong adhesives to resist wind storms and both have a layer of protective chemicals to avoid algae growth or damage.
You can find Roofers Supply throughout Utah, including Logan. With a team of over 100 specialists, our family-owned and operated business knows the value in offering the best. Roofers Supply fills orders of all sizes and types, from asphalt shingles to metal roofing, commercial and home needs. Find out more now by giving us a call.