Asphalt shingles are an attractive, popular, and economical choice for a Northglenn roofing material. Although it’s not as durable or long lasting as clay tile, metal, or shake, it can still provide adequate protection for a smaller price.
There are two types of asphalt shingles:
Organic asphalt shingles are paper based saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof and include adhesive salt and ceramic granules on the top.
Fiberglass asphalt shingles are made with a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. This is then coated in asphalt to make it waterproof.
Although organic shingles are more durable than fiberglass ones, they are not as fire proof and are less environmentally friendly because of the high amount of asphalt used to make them. Fiberglass shingles provide great fire protection and are slowly replacing organic shingles.
Along with the cheaper price tag on asphalt shingles, comes a couple of disadvantages:
- They can be damaged by below freezing temperatures
- They are susceptible to wind uplift
- They are not resistant to extreme temperature variations and can pose problems for Thornton roofs because of the extreme climate changes that occur.
A great advantage to asphalt shingles is that it’s easy to match your Northglenn house style by choosing almost any color you want and allows you to customize the look of your roof. One of the best features of asphalt shingles is that they are easy to install and can be done within a couple days. Contact The Roof Dr. to find out if asphalt shingles are right for your home.