Why choose fiberglass shingles for your roof? Fiberglass is one of the most popular choices for homes. It’s been around since the 1930s. Fiberglass is available in both shingles and sheets, and it’s commonly found in both roofing and siding panels.
Fiberglass shingles are lightweight — considerably lighter than many other common roofing materials — and so it won’t affect the structural integrity of your home. Fiberglass has become popular as an insulating material for buildings and homes.
It’s also inexpensive, and has great flexibility when it comes to style. It can be produced in many colors and is manufactured in a variety of finishes and styles that can be made to look like other roofing products. So, if you wanted a clay roof, but require the weight and price range of fiberglass, you could find fiberglass that appears as clay. With fiberglass roofing you can custom match your roof to the exterior design of your home.
Fiberglass roofing is also resilient in that it does not absorb water and doesn’t curl or shrink over time. It’s also extremely wind-resistant, and is hardy enough to handle hail. It also comes with a very high fire rating. Fiberglass durability is improved by proper ventilation and aeration. The bottom later of this roof is fortified fiberglass mat made of urea formaldehyde resin, laid randomly with fiberglass and coated with asphalt, which makes it waterproof.
Maintenance is simple, and fiberglass roofing shingles may last up to 25 years or longer.
- choose from 20-year, 25-year, 30-year, 40-year, or lifetime materials guarantee from the manufacturer
- higher fire resistance rating than organic (asphalt) shingles
- resistant to heat blistering and curling