Asphalt shingles represent the most common and popular roofing solution. It is based on multiple layers containing: silicone sand, bitumen for waterproofing, pre-impregnated fiberglass. This composition ensures increased mechanical strength. In addition, ceramic granules provide better resistance as well as chromatic stability in time.
Asphalt shingles are suitable for:
- residential houses
What should you consider before purchasing asphalt shingles?
- the architectural recommendations from the respective area
- local urban plans and building codes
- the slope of the roof
- annual snow loading
- wind direction and power
- the necessary material for the project
- the corresponding range of accessories, as they may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer
- the final price of the entire project
The advantages of asphalt shingles
An asphalt roof according to roofing contractors Longmont CO have many benefits and generates minimal losses regardless of its shape, the materials are lightweight and easy to transport and mount on the roof and can be used on different slopes. Asphalt shingles withstand extreme weather conditions, provide UV resistance, are sound proof (which is great in case of rain or wind) and requires moderate maintenance. Besides, it provides proper ventilation, so you will not have to worry too much about problems like moisture, condensation, rust, rot or mold.