Asphalt & Composition Roofing

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Composition roofing, usually called asphalt shingles, is the most common roof used on houses. It’s lowest in cost and easiest to install.

Characteristics:

    • Cellulose or fiberglass mats coated with asphalt and granules
    • Many colors available; lighter colors reduce cooling costs
    • Lightweight with flat profile
    • The heavier the shingle, the longer it will last
    • Algae-resistant granules available for warm, humid climates

Laminated shingles are thicker and heavier than composition roofing. Multilayer panels produce three-dimensional profiles and shadow lines.                                     Characteristics:

    • Fiberglass mat instead of cellulose core
    • Has a shake-like profile
    • Greater fire and wind resistance than composition
    • High-end products weigh up to 450 pounds per square
    • High-end products last 40 to 50 years

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