Shingles ARE A COMMON ROOFING TYPE FOR THE HIGH PLAINS.
There are many different kinds of shingles and their materials range from the budget friendly, like those made with asphalt and range upward to more specialized materials like wood and slate. Asphalt composite shingles are widely used. They’re long lasting, they come in many different colors and models and they represent phenomenal value for customers.
What is an Asphalt Shingle?
Asphalt shingles are a purely American invention. They’ve come a long way since their 1901 beginnings. They’ve also been through many iterations, with a variety of gravels and substances used, but they generally all consist of a backing and integrated gravel substance to aid in UV and water repellency. They often need to be applied in temperatures over 50 degrees in order to set with one another which forms an entire unit. While the exterior level is an extremely durable stone-like material, temperature swings and other elements serve as a degrading feature. Because an asphalt shingle exists as a composition of several elements; time, environment, and sun deconstruct them over time. The shingles lose gravel, and, therefore, lose their protective abilities.
What Kinds of Asphalt Shingles Are Available?
Because roofs in North America have been trending toward asphalt shingles for over 100 years, there are plenty of styles to choose from. We use materials from GAF and CertainTeed. Shingles are offered by many criteria, one of the main ones being warranty. GAF and CertainTeed have warranties that range from 10 years to lifetime.
DSC_6387_300x200Another more common way to choose a shingle is by considering its design. Shingles can be shaped and colored to have a rustic profile to similar to wood shake. They can also appear more dramatic and noticeable like slate. Now there’s even profiles that are multi-dimensional and architecturally progressive that can add serious appeal to your home or office’s facade. There are many options for shape, shade, dimensional depth, and durability when you’re deciding how you want your new roof to look.
In many ways, asphalt shingles may represent the best option for covering your home or business. They’re an increasingly versatile material and technologies of production have made it possible to have all the rustic, traditional profile of wood without the expense, all the angled textures of slate without the maintenance, and all the simple affordable of traditional roofing materials. Plus, with the lifetime warranties offered by many manufacturers, you can guarantee you’ll be getting a premium product.