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March 1, 2019


Roof Materials


Why Fibreglass Asphalt Based Roofing Shingles Work

A new roof is a large asset and it’s also one of the most significant things you can make for the shelter and overall worth of your home. A roof keeps out wind, rain, snow, and hail! However, knowing when to restore a roof and with what type of roofing material is often a complicated choice.

To achieve this, a roof’s exterior must be watertight and tough as well as supple enough to adapt to heat changes without cracking or otherwise losing its reliability.

Roofing shingles come in many styles and are made of many different materials. They vary in their layer materials and design, but the majority roofs consist of wood framing, flashing wood, roofing felt, and the surface roofing material.

Most homes nowadays have contemporary asphalt shingles that come in many varieties that give different looks in the shape of architectural shingles. There are also accessible from roofing suppliers different roofing systems such as steel roofing, copper roofing, slate roofing and composite roofing systems. The elements used in a shingle roof system are typically flat, rectangular shapes laid in courses from the bottom of the roof upwards, with each successive course overlapping the joints below. Shingles are made in various materials such as wood, slate, metal, clay and composite, with the most common material being asphalt and fibreglass asphalt based.

Fibreglass asphalt based shingles are very affordable, as compared to other roofing materials, with quality products lasting 20 to 50 years and are recyclable in some municipalities. Fibreglass asphalt shingles come in a large range of styles and colors, are almost always highly visible and so are an important aspect of a building’s aesthetics in patterns, textures and colours.

Ask your Turnbull Roofing & Renovations Ltd, representative on how we can best enhance the look of your home. Our company has been providing the highest standard of roofing services for over 30 years; whether full roof replacement is required or an emergency repair; our work is always performed with a steadfast combination of:

  • High quality materials
  • Superb workmanship
  • Strong attention to detail