Asphalt & Composition Roofing

Composition roofing, also known as asphalt shingles, is the most common roofing material used on homes today.  This is because it is the lowest in cost and easiest to install while still offering good durability.

Characteristics:

    • Cellulose or fiberglass mats coated with asphalt and granules
    • Many colors available; lighter colors reduce cooling costs
    • Lightweight with flat profile
    • The heavier the shingle, the longer it will last
    • Algae-resistant granules available for warm, humid climates

Laminated shingles are thicker and heavier than composition roofing. Multilayer panels produce three-dimensional profiles and shadow lines.                                                                                     Characteristics:

    • Fiberglass mat instead of cellulose core
    • Has a shake-like profile
    • Greater fire and wind resistance than composition
    • High-end products weigh up to 450 pounds per square
    • High-end products last 40 to 50 years
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