Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials around Utah and coast to coast. Residential and commercial buildings both benefit from the tough, reflective shield asphalt shingles create. Granules inside the shingles reflect sunlight that can erode and bleach out shingles. This makes asphalt shingles a smart option for many tasks because they reliably sustain their color, sturdiness and form for many decades.
The durability of asphalt shingles comes from the various substances combined to make them. The most common kinds are organic and fiberglass-based shingles. Both are manufactured the same way and designed hold the appearance of natural materials like brick.
Organic & Fiberglass Shingles
Organic-based asphalt shingles are covered with a sticky asphalt-ceramic solution on the outside, but contain paper or wood fiber. These shingles are generally more rugged and absorbent than their fiberglass counterparts because they contain more asphalt. The only issue with organic-based shingles is that they are more prone to fire damage.
Based on a sturdy layer of fiberglass with a urea-formaldehyde resin, fiberglass asphalt shingles will stay strong for up to 30 years. The original mat is then filled with minerals and asphalt to make the shingle water resistant. Across the country, fiberglass asphalt shingles are the roofing material of choice.
Asphalt shingles are popular across Ogden and the nation because they're so durable. Residences and commercial properties can expect their asphalt shingles to stay healthy for 30 years or longer. Keep in mind that these shingles match best with a steep roof. The higher the angle, the more easily water and ice can run off the roof, this makes asphalt shingles a bad option for buildings in moist areas with low pitched roofs.
Whatever option you choose, either variety is withstand the common elements that could wear down other roofing materials. The blended shards in the shingles bounce light off of the home, keeping the heat away from houses during the hottest weeks. They are strong against problems like wind storms and mold damage as well.
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