One of the most popular types of roofing materials, asphalt shingles, began humbly. In the 1840s, coal tar was used to saturate layers of felt, producing a rolled sheet that was then covered with sand or ground shells. The roofing surface was so affordable and protective, it attracted property owners and major distributors. Hand-cut shingles were developed in 1903. This made the product easier to install and provide more versatility. Today, over 12 billion square feet of asphalt shingles are manufactured each year, more than enough to cover five million homes. Statistics indicate that four out of five roofs are covered in asphalt shingles.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
The most common type of asphalt shingle is the three-tab type, also known as a strip shingle. However, laminated asphalt shingles are growing in popularity. Each laminated shingle is two or more fused together which gives the roof a layered or textured appearance. They can also be used to give the appearance of wood or slate tiles.
Advantages of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles have many benefits. They are versatile as they can be adapted to different angles and forms. This allows you to create designs that may not be possible with other types of shingles. Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors. They have a Class 4 impact rating, the highest possible and many brands are able to withstand high winds. They have a Class A fire rating and they offer sound protection. Shingles made of asphalt are easy to install and cost-effective.
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Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation
Although asphalt shingles are easy to install, you want to be sure that they are installed properly or they will not protect your home as intended. TEMA Roofing has been installing asphalt roofs for decades. Our experienced technicians can remove your old roof and install your new one quickly, efficiently and to your satisfaction.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Repairs
TEMA Roofing can also perform any roof repairs. It is possible that damaged shingles do not mean you need an entirely new roof. Our technicians can come to inspect your roof and may be able to repair any damage at less cost than an entire roof. We treat our customers as family because we believe you are part of our family. That means your repair will be completed as if it was our own home.
Why Choose Us for Your Asphalt Shingles
Our focus is on the customer at all times. We have decades of experience with asphalt shingles, whether it is for a repair or a roof replacement. We can help guide you through the selection process as well as the steps we will take to get your roof back to looking and performing as it should. We know that your roof is critical to the protection of your home, keeping out the elements while retaining heat and air conditioning inside your home.
If you are looking for asphalt shingles to repair or replace your roof, call TEMA Roofing today. Our helpful staff will guide you through the process from start to finish. You can give us a call or fill out the easy form on our website to learn more.