Shingles are one of the widely used, and thus, most manufactured material in the roofing industry.
Its popularity is primarily due to the affordability and flexibility of style and color choices.
While wood and slate shingles offer a rather unique look to buildings, asphalt shingles take the crown of being the most practical choice.
Let’s learn a bit more about asphalt shingles to see why these are favored by property owners.
These shingles are so called because these are made primarily of asphalt.
Asphalt itself is a petroleum product which may be extracted from natural deposits or refined in industry. It is responsible for the strength and durability of asphalt shingles.
In addition to asphalt, there are other materials present in the overall composition too. This can either be organic materials or fiberglass. Most companies have stopped manufacturing organic shingles as fiberglass ones provide greater strength and affordability.
Asphalt shingles are available in multiple styles, colors and sizes, making them the material of choice for several roofing projects. Here are a few other benefits:
These are not dumped as waste which can become an environmental hazard.
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