Probably one of the least expensive options when it comes to roofing choices, asphalt shingles are one of the most widely used roof coverings around. The shingle uses asphalt to waterproof the surface. Asphalt shingles also offer a low cost outlay at instillation stage and they are fairly simple to install. At Roofing Macomb we offer both organic and fiberglass asphalt shingles to suit all our client’s needs. This option also allows for minimal maintenance. However when maintenance is required the process is simply and easy to accomplish. So for all your asphalt roofing needs give our experts at Roofing Macomb a call today
Asphalt Shingles – Organic
These shingles can be made from various materials. These include wood fibers, waste paper and many more. The shingle is then saturated in asphalt to ensure it is waterproof. We then apply a top coating of asphalt and finally cover it with solid granules. These materials tend to contain around forty percent for asphalt. These shingles are also a lot less susceptible to cold weather and thus do not get as brittle in cold weather as the fiberglass alternative. However their organic core does make them a lot more susceptible to fire damage. If you want to know more, you know what to do.
Asphalt Shingles - Fiberglass
Primarily designed to replace the dangerous asbestos found in past organic mat shingles .Asphalt shingles have a base layer of glass fiber which reinforces a mat made from random-laid glass fibers which are bonded together using a special resin. Once this is completed we coat the mat in asphalt which contains minerals fillers which essentially makes the shingle waterproof. This option of shingle is also a lot more resistant to fire than its organic based alternative. This option has also started to become more and more popular amongst our clients. So if you need help deciding which option best suits you, give us a call today
Shingle Designs – Architectural or 3-Tab
3 Tab shingles are essentially simple flat shingles with a uniform shape and size. Due to the fact that they weigh less due to the use of less material, 3-Tab shingles offer a lower cost both went it comes to material and installation. However they are not as long lasting as architectural shingles.3-Tab shingles however are still the most widely used of the two options. On the other hand architectural shingles are thicker and stronger than there 3-Tab counterparts. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and can mimic the look of more traditional roofing materials such as wood shake shingles.
Weather cycles such as extreme wet and dry conditions, algae growth and debris can cause pre-mature deterioration through both the chemical and physical process. Regular performed maintenance such as removing debris or the chemical removal of organic growth can prolong the life span of your asphalt shingles. To prevent any un-wanted moss or algae growth, we encourage our clients to install copper or zinc strips. For these and many more shingle maintenance facts give our experts at Roofing Macomb a change today. We promise you will not be disappointed and will find all your roofing needs under one convenient roof.