Asphalt roof shingles are one of the best of many types of shingles. It is the most widely used material for roofing. About four-fifths (45%) of American homes have asphalt shingles as their roof. This is because this type of shingle can be easily installed and is affordable.
There are two types of asphalt roof shingles that you can find here: organic and fiberglass.
The glass fiber reinforcing material is used on the former shingle. This is a wet-laid glass fiber mat, which is then bonded with urea-formaldehyde to reinforce it. This mat is then coated with asphalt that has mineral fillers to make it waterproof.
Organic shingles, on the other hand, are made of paper-saturated asphalt to make them waterproof. After that, a top coat with asphalt adhesive will be applied and ceramic granules embedded on it. Ceramic granules are made of copper and tin to stop moss growth on the roof shingle.
Fiberglass shingles are far superior to organic shingles in terms of their durability. Organic shingles are more durable than fiberglass shingles because they contain more asphalt. This makes organic shingles heavier.
The laminated roof shingle is available in two types: organic and fiberglass. This type has two layers and is heavier than its predecessors. It is also more durable. Laminate roof shingles provide a more 3-D effect on the roof's surface.
Asphalt roof shingles can be used in cooler climates. These roof shingles can easily be damaged by thermal shocks, as asphalt is made from. Roof shingles can be severely damaged by temperature changes within a very short time.