Asphalt shingle roofing has become an iconic feature of most American homes over the past few decades. It’s known for its durability, longevity, and economical pricing, making it a popular option for middle-American families.
Yet, asphalt shingles come in a wide range of options and styles. So, familiarize yourself with shingles and let Trusted Veteran’s Restoration serving the Northern Virginia area build the roof you want.
Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roofing material in America. They’re square or rectangular shingles made from fiberglass or felt base, coated in asphalt and ceramic granules for added waterproofing and durability. They are low-cost and easy to install, making them one of the most popular options in the country.
There are two main types of asphalt shingles—organic and fiberglass. Continue reading to learn about these two varieties and what makes them unique.
Organic Asphalt Shingles
Organic shingles are made from a base of wood, cellulose, and recycled paper, then coated in asphalt, salt, and gravel. They’re waterproof and safe for the environment but are slightly more prone to fire since they are highly saturated in oil-based asphalts. For this reason, they have since been discontinued but are still commonly found on American homes.
Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles
Fiberglass shingles are made from a base of fiberglass and then lightly coated in asphalt for added waterproofing. Minerals are then embedded into the shingles for greater protection from sunlight and weather. Since fiberglass shingles are less prone to fire damage, many homeowners replace organic shingles, especially in warmer climates.
Asphalt shingles are durable and affordable but can deteriorate in extreme conditions. Luckily, the temperate climate of Northern Virginia is well suited to asphalt roofing. In summer, the warmer weather won’t affect your shingles, nor will the colder months of winter. Instead, they’ll offer:
We use the highest quality roofing products from leading manufacturers such as GAF and Certain Teed. Speak with the professionals at Trusted Veteran’s Restoration for more information about our quality asphalt roofing shingles.
There was a time when asphalt shingles were simple black and grey tiles, but those days are long gone. Now, you can install red, green, yellow, blue, or just about any color of tile you want. You can even order customized shingles in half-moon, flat, or architectural slated designs:
One advantage of asphalt shingles is how easy they are to clean and maintain. Simply run a zinc or copper wire along the ridge to clear away built-up algae or moss. If left for too long, you can also use a copper sulfate solution to clean away large clumps of moss or algae. However, we recommend leaving this to a roofing contractor from Trusted Veteran’s Restoration.
Give us a call before the start of the snowy season, and we’ll inspect your asphalt shingles, repair any damage, and clear away the built-up gunk and residue left behind from autumn. Repairs are easy on your wallet and won’t take more than a day or two.
Other advantages include:
If your roof is ever damaged in a snow or hailstorm, we’ll come out to inspect your shingles and make the necessary roof replacement. Your family’s safety and comfort are our mission at Trusted Veteran’s Restorations.
For an accurate estimation, let us know what you need! Our team of expert contractors is located in Northern Virginia and is standing by to assess your roof’s current condition, take measurements, and give you a fair quote. We’ll walk you through the installation process, give you a range of options, and take your every wish into consideration. Give us a call at Trusted Veteran’s Restoration today.
“Would like to give a shout out to Mike and his crew for the good job that they did on replacing our roof, gutters, and downspouts. Highly recommend Trusted Veterans Restoration and would use them again.”
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