Asphalt roofing was invented more than a hundred years back circa 1901. It is arguably the most popular type of roofing used in the United States as of today. The main reasons for it include the fact that not only is it relatively inexpensive, but also easily affixed to any roof, while providing exceptional abilities to prevent the ingress of the elements such as water and air.
Broadly defined there are two different types of asphalt shingles:
- Fiberglass and
Fiberglass asphalt shingles
The key benefit that fiberglass asphalt shingles have over other various other types of shingles is that they are far more resistant to fire than most other types of roofing materials. Organic shingles due to their thick paper construction are not as efficient at the prevention and spreading of a fire. However, when it comes to water proofing, fiberglass shingles just like organic shingles also require a coating of special chemicals so as to make sure that there is no seepage beneath the shingle.
Organic asphalt shingles
Organic asphalt shingles are basically an extremely tough and thick type of paper that has been coated with multiple layers of a thick resinous substance called ‘asphalt.’ In fact, it is this thick layer of coating that is directly responsible for making sure that even in a powerful rainstorm; water does not get through the roofing into the house itself.
Both types of asphalt shingles have only gained in popularity over the past few decades and as of now offer a host of benefits over just about any other type of roofing system currently in vogue today.
Benefits of Asphalt Roofing
· Increased sound insulation
If the asphalt roofing company knows its work well and has managed to do reasonable work in terms of insulation and fixture of the various tiles on the roof, the shingles would be able to reduce ambient sound to quite a remarkable degree, thereby ensuring that the people who live on that property are not unduly disturbed.
If the asphalt shingle contractor hired for the task at hand is a skilled and experienced professional, then the installation of such shingles would be an absolute cinch. As a matter of fact, a well-installed shingle roofing system can easily mean years of trouble-free and seepage free service.
Highly versatile designs
Asphalt shingles are capable of a very high degree of customization indeed. Such is their degree of versatility that they can be fixed on both flat as well as sloping roof structures and can be molded to provide water and even fire proofing abilities on just about all the parts of your roof. This is however only possible if the asphalt roof installation company consists of duly qualified and skilled experts who have the relevant experience to successfully execute the task at hand.
There is a huge array of styles shapes and colors available for different asphalt roofing options.