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Shingle Roofs

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Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Simple installation and widely available materials make asphalt shingles one of the most popular roofing choices in the Woodbridge area, especially among budget-conscious homeowners. Color selection for asphalt roofs consists of natural tones, including light and dark grays and several shades of brown or reddish-brown. The ease of installing asphalt shingles means that a roof made with this material can be finished faster than other types of roofing, and it can also make for faster and easier repairs.

What is an Asphalt Shingle Roof?

The roofing structure that lies underneath an asphalt shingle layer does not differ appreciably if at all from other types of roofs; the shingle layer is primarily to ensure water tightness and weatherproofing, protecting your roof’s structure and the rest of your home from the wind and moisture of Woodbridge’s weather.

Asphalt shingles used in Woodbridge are typically made with a fiberglass backing, as are the majority of shingles of this type used in roofs around the country, though in colder climates asphalt shingles back with organic material are sometimes used as they become less brittle in freezing temperatures. Fiberglass backing has greater resistance to tearing and other damage, however, making them more ideal for places like Woodbridge that don’t tend to see severe and prolonged winters.

The layer of asphalt on top of the fiberglass backing provides the primary structure of the shingles, and is also what makes them a good means of creating waterproof protection on your home’s roof. Finally, granules from rocks, ceramics, and even sea shells are used both to prevent shingles from sticking to each other prior to being installed, and to give shingles added weight. These granules are also what provides asphalt shingles with their color, as dyes and paints could affect the all-important integrity of your roof.

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What You Can Expect from Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

An asphalt shingle roof that is constructed properly and maintained in good condition will typically last twenty to thirty years on a Woodbridge home. For many homeowners, this is all of the longevity they need, and the affordability of asphalt shingles is an added enticement. Keep in mind that standard asphalt shingles can be damaged by weather events more easily than some other roof coverings, and if repairs aren’t made promptly you could find yourself needing a roof replacement sooner than you had planned.

For more information on asphalt roofs and how well they’ll work for your home and budget, please contact us for expert advice and solutions.

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