We may not have known it that well the importance of it for every major household. Its popularity is so common within the U.S. literally lying on top. We are being introduced to widely known…
asphalt shingle roof or asphalt roof.
One of the main reasons as to why our tops can withstand the elements is because it contains this dark petroleum material.
It is mainly used for road construction and also serves a purpose for our tops. The components that makeup asphalt gives it flexibility and durability.
Hopefully, by reading this we can understand why something so common brings a lot to the table.
The asphalt is the exterior part of a shingle and "fiberglass" is the base that has the properties to withstand heat and humidity.
Why is that? Well, when the shingle is exposed to warmer climates it retains less moisture.
So, the "fiberglass" is contorting less and so it still retains its shape even under hotter weather. And the top portion of the shingle has a layer of granules.
In which it contributes a great amount by reflecting the sun's light which protects the asphalt, making each shingle more durable and of course it improves fire resistance.
Usually, when shingles are first installed on a roof the granules could last roughly 5-6 months.
As the roof loses granules the asphalt is exposed to the UV lights of the sun.
This will reduce the resistance to the weather such as impactful hail, blazing hot weather, wetness from the rain.
image of roof that lost granule
If it is possible to take into account how old the asphalt shingles are.
The older it is the bond between asphalt and granules starts to decay.
And we have learned the importance of why both are needed.
Like anything whether it regards health, education, or even our car there is always that necessity of "maintenance."
Types of asphalt shingle
One of the most common shingles used for homeowners. They are flat thus giving it a lighter weight. The tabs are separate and give it a slate or smoother appearance.
The weight is not only light but much more friendly for people that want to save more or are on a budget.
With its flatter appearance, it would be more difficult for the wind to get underneath.
However, the low cost might be a downside as well.
The life span of the three tabs is short.
Thus, might lead to more repairs down the line.
Speaking of repairs if the high winds do end up underneath tearing it off that also would cost more money for replacements vary the situation.
Having more layers than its 3-tab counterpart giving additional durability making it withstand impactful weathering such as hail, prolonging its life span.
Its weight is heavier compared to the 3-tab increasing its resistance against stronger winds.
The layers of a dimensional shingle not only give its useful properties but also aesthetics appeal having a multi-dimensional appearance that pops out.
It can also replicate the look of wood stakes and slate roof's smoothness.
The cost is slightly higher but the upfront payment reduces the chance for any unforeseeable costs.
Easy to install
Getting an asphalt installation doesn't require that much knowledge and is fairly easier to place on top compared to a metal roof installation.
Being that most homes have this form of service already make it much more available.
Any of your local roofers or yourself is capable of setting up asphalt. But that is why local roofing warren mi is here! To save you the headaches of learning how to DIY, (do it yourself) the sweat grunting manual labor, and especially to save you on the number one asset that cannot be reasoned with or has no price tag which is
Since we understand this concept, investing your capital into a professional roofing contractor that has learned the craft and that is confident to execute the right actions leading to a well-spent investment.
Hopefully, this read helped to make a more informed decision.
We will briefly summarize the points that were addressed.
* Introduction to asphalt
* Asphalt shingle resistant to fire
* Different types of asphalt
* 3-tab shingles
* Architectural shingles
* Easy installation and Availability
* The benefit of hiring a professional
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