We are roofing contractors providing services for the new roof installation, roof repair, roof replacement or improvement of materials common to the industry that form a watertight, weather resistant surface for roofs and decks.
Roofing material is the outermost layer on the roof of a building, sometimes self-supporting, but generally supported by an underlying structure. A building’s roofing material provides shelter from the natural elements. The outer layer of a roof shows great variation dependent upon availability of material, and the nature of the supporting structure. Those types of roofing material which are commercially available range from natural products such as thatch and slate to commercially produced products such as tiles and polycarbonate sheeting. Roofing materials may be placed on top of a secondary water-resistant material called underlay.
Shingles made from asphalt are among the most popular and affordable. A few of the most essential facts include:
- Some types include fiberglass and organic shingles.
- There are several different sizes, colors and styles to choose from.
- Many of them meet Energy Star standards, which allows you to save on energy bills.
One of the biggest drawbacks of asphalt shingles is they don’t fare very well in areas where the temperature suddenly fluctuates. There’s a good chance some of the shingles will crack in such situations.
Temperature effects shingle material .
Asphalt shingles can only be used on a roof that has a steep slope.
Examples of color and style options for asphalt shingles include:
- Weathered wood
With a curled corner, you use a roofing nail. With a roof leak you can use metal flashing underneath the roof shingles to prevent water from getting through to the roof deck.
Fiberglass asphalt shingles are made from a fiberglass base mat and layered with a waterproof coating. Additional features include:
- Longer warranty
- Not as expensive as other roofing materials
- Resistance to UV rays
The fiberglass is made by overlapping wet fiberglass and using a urea-formaldehyde adhesive to properly bind it all together.
Organic shingles are easily prone to moisture and saturation .High humid areas are not suitable for Organic Shingles .High humidity or a lot of freezing temperatures damages Organic shingles. . This leads the shingles to degrade and break far ahead of their 20-year life expectancy. Most homeowners have needed to replace their organic shingles with fiberglass alternatives because of this issue.Organic asphalt shingles were originally made with wood chips, recycled cardboard,rags and paper.
The shingles were considered:
Not as long-lasting as fiberglass
Known as “felt mat asphalt shingles”
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