What is Asphalt Shingles for Roofs ?
Asphalt Shingles for Roofs: Asphalt Shingles Type of Roofs Materials is Widely used in American house around 70% – 80% because Its not expensive and Easily Install on Rooftop of House. Two type of basic materials is used to make Asphalt Shingles for roofs which is Organic and Fiberglass.
3 Type of Asphalt Shingles for Roofs
There are three Type of Asphalt Shingles: Organic Shingles, Fiberglass Shingles and 3 Tab Shingles where mainly 2 type is of Shingles is used than 3 Tab Shingles. Organic and Fiberglass Shingles are made along these lines, with a black-top immersed base covered on one or the two sides with black-top or changed black-top, the uncovered surface impregnated with record, schist, quartz, vitrified block, stone, or ceramic granules, and the under-side treated with sand, powder or mica to keep shingles from adhering to each other before use.
All shingles were Organic from the start with the base material, called felt, being essentially cotton cloth until the 1920s when cotton cloth turned out to be more costly and elective materials were utilized. Other natural materials utilized as the felt included fleece, jute or manila, and wood mash.
below are the 3 type of Asphalt Shingles:
Organic Shingles is made of Materials like waste paper, cellulose, wood fiber, or other materials. This Material is Saturated to make it Waterproof than on upper part coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and than covered with solid granules. This type of Shingles Contain Around 40% more Asphalt in per 100 Square Foot than Fiberglass Shingles.
In Early time wood version of Shingles are very durable and hard to Tear. Some Organic Shingles type made before 1980 contain asbestos.
Fiberglass support was formulated as the swap for asbestos in natural tangle shingles. Fiberglass shingles have a base layer of glass fiber supporting mat produced using wet, irregular laid glass filaments fortified with urea-formaldehyde sap. The tangle is then covered with black-top containing mineral fillers to make it waterproof. Such shingles oppose fire better compared to those with natural/paper mats, making them qualified for as high as a class “A” rating.
In 1982, Due to Hurricane damage in Florida, After that Fiberglass shingles gradually began to replace organic felt shingles.
3 Tab Shingles
This type of Shingles comes with two Standard Design Option which are Architectural and 3 Tab Shingles. Where Architectural Shingles is also known as Dimensional Shingles.
3-Tab are basically level straightforward shingles with a uniform shape and size. They utilize less material and are more slender than Architectural Shingles, and are subsequently lighter and lower cost for both the material and the establishment.
Dimensional, or compositional shingles are thicker and more grounded, fluctuate fit as a fiddle and size, and offer more tasteful allure; projecting more unmistakable, arbitrary shadow lines better impersonates the presence of customary roofing materials, for example, wood shake shingles.
The Durability of 3 Tab Shingles is around 15Year to 18 Years. Where Dimensional or Architectural Shingles Durability is 24years to 30years.
Pro’s of Asphalt Shingles for Roofs
So Advantages of Shingles for Roofs are
- This type of Asphalt Shingles are Inexpensive
- Fit and Style: They are very visually flexible. They are verity of different styles, including laminated, three-tab and premium versions.
- Easy to Install no Technical Expert is Required.
- They are easy to replace as compared to other Roofs materials.
Con’s of Asphalt Shingles for Roofs
Below are Disadvantages of Shingles for Roofs:
- It is more vulnerable to wind uplift, Where Cheaper Version of Shingles can be more vulnerable to strong winds.
- Asphalt Shingles can be easily be crack.
- This type of Roofs Materials can be installed in Warmer Temperature.
- This Kind of Materials can not give Unique look as compared to other Roofs Materials.
- Asphalt Shingles is very lighter, cheaper and more prone to damage.