Roof shingles are flat rectangular shapes laid over each other, which function as covering to the roof. These are made from materials such as wood, slate, composite, ceramic, and asphalt.
Making use of commercial asphalt shingle roofing for buildings is a very economic choice. There are two types of asphalt shingles: organic and fiber glass.
Organic asphalt shingles are made of waste paper soaked with asphalt to make it waterproof. Adhesive asphalt is applied over the first product then ceramic granules are embedded on it. If you want algae-resistant shingles, some of the granules are combined with leachable paint, which protects the roof from algae. This will not completely protect the roof from mold growth, but the growth can be slowed down. This type of shingles is very durable and hard to tear, which is ideal for buildings located in areas that experience high wind velocities.
Fiber glass asphalt shingles consist of a base layer made of glass fiber. This mat is made of glass fiber bonded with urea-formaldehyde resin. To make it waterproof, it is coated with asphalt. This type of shingles resists fire more than organic asphalt shingles and is now slowly replacing the latter.
For more durable commercial asphalt shingle roofing, building owners have an option to have the laminated or architectural fiber glass asphalt shingle installed. It is heavier than its earlier version, more expensive, but has a higher life span.
Asphalt shingles will last more in cooler climates since thermal shock can damage the shingles. For a longer life span, it is advisable to have proper roof ventilation.
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