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Union County Roofers: Article About Benefits Of Fiberglass Shingles

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Over the past century, one of the most common roofing materials used on residential properties was the asphalt shingle. The asphalt shingle was typically made by soaking a base mat in asphalt. The mat could be formed from a variety of materials, but was usually some type of organic material. The top of the shingle was covered with crushed rocks to help provide an add layer of protection. While the asphalt did an excellent job keeping moisture out, these shingles tended to be quite heavy and often lacked the durability of other roofing options.

Advances in the design of the original asphalt shingle led to a lighter weight shingle with a fiberglass core. The fiberglass shingle is a type of asphalt shingle, but its core incorporates strands of fiberglass for better performance and a longer lifespan. With the addition of fiberglass, these shingles are now lighter in weight, more flexible and can provide a more durable roofing solution.

Many Union County roofers offer quality installation of fiberglass shingles. Their familiarity with the product helps ensure they have plenty of experience and will be able to provide quality roofing services.

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Whether a homeowner needs fast repairs or a new roof installation, choosing a contractor who is experienced with the roofing system is certainly important.

Fiberglass shingles have become extremely popular because they are available in so many different design styles. While some homeowners prefer a ceramic tile roof or the rustic look of cedar shake, fiberglass shingles offer an affordable and long lasting roofing solution that can meet a wide range of roofing needs.

Manufacturers of fiberglass shingles typically offer warranties of 25 to 30 years; however, many roofs last well beyond their warranty period. Of course, there are some roofing systems that are known to last for decades, such as metal or slate roofs; however, these roofing systems generally cost considerably more than a fiberglass shingle roof. When the cost is weighed against the life expectancy of the roof, fiberglass shingles make a very cost effective solution for roofing just about any type of home.

Some homeowners choose to save money by re roofing at some point. When fiberglass shingles are installed on a roof, the home can often be re roofed as long as it is still in good condition. This helps lower the cost of the new roof, providing an even more cost effective way to protect the home. Additionally, because fiberglass shingles offer better fire resistance than the older style asphalt shingles, they also provide a safer roofing option for today's homeowners.

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