Across Utah and the US, asphalt shingles are the material of choice for covering roofs. Helpful for residential and commercial properties, they are durable, reflective and easy to install. Granules inside the shingles block sunlight that can erode and discolor shingles. This makes asphalt shingles a smart option for many tasks because they reliably hold their shade, structure and shape for up to 30 years.
Asphalt shingles are made by mixing several durable materials together. There are two primary types of asphalt shingle, organic- and fiberglass-based. Both are manufactured the same way and designed to look like traditional materials like brick.
Organic & Fiberglass Shingles
Organic-based asphalt shingles are created from substances like wood fiber then coated with adhesive asphalt containing ceramic pieces. These shingles are usually more rugged and react to water better than fiberglass shingles because they are made with more asphalt. One downside to organic-based shingles is their vulnerability to fire damage.
Based on a sturdy layer of glass fibers coated with a urea-formaldehyde resin, fiberglass asphalt shingles will stay strong for up to 30 years. As soon as the base is formed, the shingle gets a waterproofing treatment to help its longevity. Across Provo, fiberglass asphalt shingles are the material of choice for roofing.
Asphalt shingles can handle a variety of temperatures and dry or wet climates, making them popular in Utah and throughout the US. Residences and businesses can anticipate their asphalt shingles to last up to 30 years or more. Keep in mind that these materials are best for a steep roof. Asphalt shingles are hold water, so a horizontal roof can result in rain and ice to gathering and eroding the structure.
Both of these asphalt shingle styles have their strengths and weaknesses. The ceramic or fiberglass particles in the shingles reflect light from the sun, preventing heat from coming into houses during the warmest months. They strongly resist issues like wind and mold growth as well.
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