Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of residential roofing materials. They’re relatively inexpensive and are simple to install. They come in a variety of colors and styles, and are quite durable. They can also be easily repaired and maintained.
Asphalt shingles come in two varieties, including glass fiber and organic. Organic shingles are made up of an organic felt material that is saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof. Glass fiber shingle is also made waterproof by the asphalt.
The sun’s UV rays are damaging to asphalt, so ceramic granules are embedded on the asphalt to provide protection. Glass fibers are typically the more popular of the two types of asphalt shingles, simply because they tend to be more inexpensive and easier to manufacture. However, the choice can also fall to personal preference of the roofing contractor.
The lifespan of asphalt shingles has a lot to do with the environment surrounding the home. Shingles in cooler climates tend to last longer than those installed in warmer climates. In hotter temperatures, shingles may last about 15 years, whereas in cooler temperatures the lifespan may be closer to 20.
Proper roof ventilation has been known to extend the lifespan of a roof, and a strong slope that can help to prevent water damage from freezes or pooling is also helpful.
Chouinard Bros premium shingles have a 20-year to lifetime materials guarantee from the manufacturer. The shingles come in premium colours, textures and patterns that are both attractive and durable. Email for a free quote or visit to see the variety available.
Premium Asphalt Shingles
- 20-year to lifetime materials guarantee from the manufacturer
- Premium colours, textures, and patterns are attractive and enhance the “curb-appeal” of your home
Standard Asphalt Shingles
- 20-year materials guarantee from the manufacturer
- lowest cost initial investment
For more information on Chouinard Bros. asphalt installation, or to get a quote, please contact customer service at 800-521-3229 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org