Tuesday 6 December 2022

What Do You Know About Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt roofing shingles are a popular choice for customers due to their various advantages. The elegance associated with the shingles is a class apart. Tapco provides all types of roofing shingles and is the best roof tiles brand in Hyderabad. The durability and cost effectiveness of the shingles have made it desirable. But is that all we know of asphalt shingles? Let us look at some facts about asphalt shingles.

What is it made of?

The composition of asphalt shingles include asphalt-saturated bases that are made from fibreglass or organic materials. Organic shingles are made of different materials such as salt coatings, waste paper, ceramic granules, and asphalt. On the other hand, materials that are used in fibreglass shingles are glass fibre that is covered in asphalt and different minerals such as slate, schist, ceramic, mica, quartz, and stone. As of years, Tapco provides quality materials for roofs and we have become an established roof tile brand in Chennai.

What are its major merits?

The easy and quick installation process and ease of maintaining the shingles is one of the important merits of asphalt shingles. It also does not require specific accessories and tools such as wall terminations, roof edges or vent flashings for installation.  If you feel that you need to replace those shingles, you can easily tear it or repair it. You can choose the shingles of your taste as it is available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. They are also compatible with a majority of roof types, like in homes with sloping or steep roofs. The harmful rays of the sun can be blocked by these shingles since the mineral granules on it deflect the roof damaging rays. Tapco’s premium roof tiles are materials of high quality. The dynamic property of the shingles allows manufacturers to give rise to many speciality products.

Types of asphalt roofing shingles:

  • Strip shingles- known otherwise as 3-tab shingles, these are the common type of shingles available. They have a flat appearance since they are made from a layer of asphalt which also provides it with a slate look. This makes it less costly and has less weight than other shingles. Though they are light-weight, they can withstand for 20 years. They are usually simple and flat shingles with uniform size and shape. They are comparatively thinner. They require less cost for installation as well as for the material.
  • Dimensional shingles- these are also called architectural shingles and are much thicker and stronger. It has an aesthetic appeal and varies in size and shape. It has a distinct casting. In order to get a thicker and multi-dimensional approach, it is made with layers of asphalt. Though they are heavier than strip shingles and has an expensive installation, they have years of manufacturer warranty, even around 50 years.
  • Luxury shingles- as the name suggests, these are the top quality laminated shingles that are available in the market. It outperforms dimensional shingles as it has a differentiated appearance and functionality. They are heavy-weight shingles and give protection to the roofs from all types of harsh weather.

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