What is Asphalt Shingles?

An Asphalt Shingle is a kind of wall or roof shingle that uses asphalt for covering, they are meant for roof slopes of at least a 4:12 pitch.  

Created to protect a home against weather damage with minimal maintenance, Asphalt Shingles are available in several colors and styles.

It is one of the most popularly used roofing shingles in North America because it has a relatively cheap up-front cost and is reasonably easy to install. The three varieties of Asphalt shingles are

  • 3-tab, 
  • Dimensional, 
  • Luxury. 

If you had your roof properly installed and your attic sufficiently ventilated, your roof may get close to the manufacturer’s lifespan.

Asphalt shingles may still get damage by major hail or wind storms, that’s why you should have a trusted company such as Palmettos Roofers to do your annual maintenance and a well-done first installation. Having good ventilation in your attic helps in roof preservation. 

A new technology regarding Asphalt Shingles has just appeared, the industries are starting to produce energy-efficient asphalt shingles. 

Employing cool-roof technology, the shingles are now being created to incorporate less heat from the sun. This process decreases the usage of the air conditioner during hot summer days.

Asphalt Shingles Benefits 

Asphalt shingles have different characteristics that help to endure wind, hail, or fire damage and discoloration. Solar reflecting

  • Hail damage
  • Fire resistance
  • Algae resistance
  • Locking shingles
  • Durability