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Don’t Let The Name Fool You Asphalt Shingles Are Beautiful


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Don’t let the use of the word ‘asphalt’ make you think asphalt shingles are less attractive than other types of roofing. If that were the case, roofing contractors in Cape Cod, MA would not be installing thousands of these types of roofs. In fact, asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials installed on homes today. The fact that asphalt shingles are inexpensive compared to many other types of roofing materials only adds to their appeal.

Asphalt shingles are made in two different ways – organic and glass fiber. The glass fiber asphalt shingles are made with glass fiber and asphalt just as the name implies. A glass fiber mat is combined asphalt and asphalt fillers creating a reinforced, sturdy and durable roof shingle.

The organic asphalt shingle is composed of asphalt saturated paper to make an organic felt material. Asphalt adhesive and ceramic granules coat the top of the paper. The organic asphalt shingle actually weighs more than the glass fiber shingles because they contain more asphalt. However the additional asphalt also makes the organic asphalt shingles more expensive than glass fiber shingles. This type of shingle is also durable and sturdy. 

Consider the Warranty

Either type of asphalt shingle can be installed on homes by roofing contractors in Cape Cod, MA. They are both made by more than one manufacturer also. One deciding factor as to which type of roofing is chosen may be the warranty period that applies. Warranties to cover possible defects range from 20 to 40 years and there are some types that extend even longer. Defects can include: 

>> Loss of ceramic granules 

>> Splitting due to temperature changes 

>> Cracking 

>> Splitting 

>> Curling 

>> Cupping

Warranties do not cover improperly installed roofing material which is why you want to make sure you use a licensed and experienced roofing contractor in Cape Cod, MA. Manufacturer warranties also do not cover roof damage resulting from damage to the interior of the house. The warranty is meant to cover normal roofing material performance under a variety of weather conditions. However, warranties typically do not cover the shingles under severe acts of nature like hurricanes or tornadoes. 

Check the Attic Ventilation at the Same Time

One of the keys to keeping your roof looking beautiful is attic ventilation. At the time you have the roofing contractors in Cape Cod, MA install the new roof, you should also have them inspect your attic ventilation to insure it is working well and keeping your attic free of damaging humidity.

Asphalt shingles can provide decades of service. They are manufactured in a variety of colors and styles and handle heat and cold equally well. If a problem does develop over the years in one or more shingles, they are easy and inexpensive to replace. If you are ready for a new roof, discuss the popular asphalt shingles with General Contractors, Cape Cod, MA to learn if this is a good choice for your home. 

Burns Hurst is USA Author. He is Working in Roofing Firm.He has applied his knowledge and understanding to a wide variety of Roofing Contractors, Cape Cod, MA and General Contractors, Cape Cod, MA Roofing business Services.

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