What are Asphalt Shingles? Your Complete Guide

The team at IronHead Roofing install roofing for both residential and commercial properties. In our experience, both homeowners and property owners have had questions about roofing services – such as the differences between roof types, what roof is best for them and how long their existing roof, given its current state, is likely to last. Here, we address one such question – what are asphalt shingles?

Clients often want to learn more about different types of shingle – what they are, how popular they’ve become and what place they have in 2017. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer each of these questions in turn; learning more about what asphalt shingles are and why they continue to remain a popular roofing choice throughout the United States. Return to our roofing blog in future to learn more about further types of roof.

What are asphalt shingles?

Asphalt shingles are a form of roofing cover that is both inexpensive and easy to install. As a roofing cover, they are primarily used to waterproof your home.

They are predominantly composed of fibreglass. The fibreglass composes a base. From this base, an asphalt coating is added with a set of weather-resistant granules. Together, these layers form a highly-effective protective waterproof barrier for your home.

How popular are asphalt shingles?

Asphalt shingles have proved to be very popular.

In fact, statistics show that these particular shingles are the most popular roofing choice for residential properties throughout the United States. Each year, more than 13,000,000,000 square feet of shingles are produced. The shingles are also available in a diverse range of sizes, colors and textures. They’re also inexpensive to produce. This makes them ideal for homeowners looking for aesthetic appeal without having to break the bank.

Advantages of asphalt shingles?

IronHead Roofing has years of experience installing these shingles throughout Oregon – from Corvallis and Lebanon, to Monmouth, Albany and Salem – and, in that time, we’ve helped clients understand why this particular form of shingles is right for them.

Yes – asphalt shingles are both inexpensive and easy to install. But these shingles are also remarkably durable. Whether your home suffers from frequent bouts of ice or wind, asphalt shingles can still effectively shield your home. Asphalt shingles are also easy to repair. Our roof repair team have seen asphalt shingles last, though, for many years without need of repair. In summary, asphalt shingles are an excellent form of roof protection. They’re cheap, inexpensive, durable, versatile in design and structure, and can effectively protect your home.

IronHead Roofing is a lead supplier of roof repair and roof replacement services throughout Oregon. Return to our roofing blog as we explore more roofing types – their advantages and disadvantages – and how you can best monitor the state of your roof.