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Asphalt Shingles: Know Your Arvada Roofing Materials

As a widely used and popular material for your Arvada roofing, asphalt shingles provide many qualities that attract homeowner to utilize the benefits associated with them. Many times, asphalt shingles don’t provide the highest level of durability as materials like, shale, tile, or metal, most people find the appeal in its value compared to its function over time.
Asphalt shingles come in two varieties:

  • Organic
  • Fiberglass

Organic asphalt shingles: you may have seen this type of shingle on some older homes. The shingles with small ceramic granules have been a popular choice over time. These consist of a base of paper and with the ceramic and salt adhered to the top, become waterproof.
Fiberglass asphalt shingles: instead of paper, fiberglass coats the base layer of the shingles to provide some stability with the asphalt comprising the top of the material to ensure it is waterproof.
While the standard used to be the organic shingles, and seems to be what we would see as the trend now fiberglass shingles are actually more environmentally sound because they use more asphalt in them. Additionally, organic shingles do not hold the quality of being fireproof. With the benefits associated with fiberglass shingles, they are slowly overtaking organic as the most widely chosen material.
While asphalt shingles carry with them a lower price tag, which is appealing to most homeowners, it is important to address some disadvantages as well:

  • Low temperatures can lead to heavy damage
  • As they are not heavy or dense material, storms and wind can pull them from their position on the roof
  • As the weather can vary greatly in Arvada, it can negatively affect this material and cause major issues. Asphalt shingles cannot withstand extreme changes in temperature

Asphalt is a great alternative to other materials and another added benefit is the amount of variety available to match your homes aesthetic. As a completely customizable feature, you can truly find the shingles to match your taste. Installing is fairly simple as well typically it can be done in as short a time as one or two days.
Call Arvada Roofing and Construction today to learn more about asphalt shingles and find out if they will work for your home!

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