Asphalt Shingle Roof


Asphalt shingle roofs are roofs that overlap. These overlapping roof materials popularly called ‘shingles’ are made up of asphalt. The main aim of asphalt shingle roofing is to prevent water from entering into houses from the roofs. Asphalt shingle roofs can either be made of fiber glasses or from organic sources. Some asphalt shingles have in-built properties to prevent the growth of algae. If you are thinking of getting this type of roof you should consider the two types which include; the dimensional pattern and the three tab pattern. Dimensional patterns are sturdier and much stronger. They give more beauty to the roof pattern and come in different designs. An average dimensional asphalt shingle roof as a life span of about 30 years. The only downside it has over the latter is the cost. It is way more expensive than the 3-Tab asphalt shingle roof. The 3-tab asphalt shingle roof is thinner and lightweight. Due to its lightweight, it easily gets destroyed. 3- tab asphalt shingles are ideal for houses that are rent.

Asphalt shingle roofs are the American dream. They are the most popular roofing sheets that homeowners love to buy. These bestsellers are ideal for tropic, subtropics, temperate and cold regions. Asphalt shingle roofs are very pocket friendly when compared to other roofing options. They are also very resilient to hot and cold weather conditions.  They cut back on the cost of running an air conditioner when the weather is hot because they deliver high solar reflectance. Asphalt shingle roofs are user friendly, they are relatively easy to install and also easy to remove. If you have an old roof, you can install the asphalt shingles on them. Different grades of asphalt shingle roofs have been created to resist the intensity of the damages caused by wind and hail storms. Fiber glass asphalt shingles have better resistance to fire. Their cost of maintenance is relatively low and just of sheet of this type of roof can be removed for repairs without remove the whole roof.  Due to the eyesores alga growth can cause on asphalt shingles without really damaging them, shingle roofs are undergo treatment during production to impede the growth of algae . Asphalt shingle roofs can be customized to cover up spaces with irregular shape because they can be cut up.

The warranty of asphalt shingle which is about 20 years is not guaranteed, this is because extreme weather conditions can damage them sooner than you envisaged. If you live in a hilly area, it is not advisable because they can be highly flammable since one of the major component of their production is petroleum. Also, in extremely cold regions, ice may form on the shingles which might lead to damages. These disparities in temperatures can cause cracks in the shingles. Lastly, when the asphalt shingle has encountered so much ultraviolet rays over time, it can damage the roof. If as a homeowner, you plan to stay in your property for a very long time, asphalt shingle roofs are not the best roofing options.

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