Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials across Utah and across the nation. Beneficial for residential and commercial properties, they are strong, reflective and easy to install. Particles inside the shingles reflect ultraviolet light that can erode and bleach out shingles. This makes asphalt shingles a smart option for almost any project because you can rely on asphalt shingles to maintain their color, sturdiness and form for many decades.
Asphalt shingles are created by combining several tough materials together. The most common types are organic and fiberglass-based shingles. While they differ in some way, both types are intended to look like slate or other natural materials.
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Organic-based asphalt shingles are made of materials such as paper fiber then coated with sticky asphalt with ceramic pieces. These shingles hold 40% more asphalt than their fiberglass equivalents, so they are more durable and water resistant. However, the organic material within makes these shingles vulnerable to fire damage.
Conversely, fiberglass shingles are made with a flat layer of glass fiber then blended with urea-formaldehyde resin to form a single shingle. The original mat is then coated with minerals and asphalt to waterproof the shingle. Since the 1980s, fiberglass asphalt shingles have been the most popular option for roof shingles.
Asphalt shingles are popular across Utah and the nation because they're so durable. A majority of asphalt shingles hold their resilience and shape for up to 15 to 30 years. Keep in mind that these shingles are best for a steep roof. Asphalt shingles are hold water, so a horizontal roof can cause rain and ice to pooling and wearing down the structure.
Both of these asphalt shingle types come with their own pros and cons. Both types of asphalt shingles have reflective particles that keep too much sunlight from warming homes during the summer season. Both types have tough fasteners to stay attached during gusts in high wind areas and both have surface treatments to avoid algae growth or discoloration.
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