At 10 Exteriors we like to treat every home as if it were our own. We give 110% to every project we take on for our customers in Illinois because it’s the only way we know how to work. Our team of professionals are experts at installing and replacing asphalt roofs. Having dealt with thousands of different homes over the past decade, we’ve seen it all! Almost 80% of our roofing jobs have dealt with asphalt shingles and we continue to deal with them every day.
What are Asphalt Shingles?
Asphalt shingles (known in the industry as composition shingles) are the most common materials used on roofs in North America. Early versions of these shingles were made with an organic base mat of felt, paper, or wood pulp, which was then coated in asphalt and topped with a layer of ceramic granules. Thanks to new technologies, these shingles have been replaced with a fiberglass base reinforced with synthetic resin, coated with asphalt and topped with granules. The resin and asphalt make the shingle waterproof and hold the granules in place, while the granules protect the shingle from UV damage, add color and can help resist algae and fungus growth depending on what additives are added by the manufacturers.
Asphalt shingles come in thousands of colors, and we provide you with our favorite selection of high-quality brands such as:
However, we are not limited to any brand ...
Asphalt Fun Facts:
Some of the oldest roofing materials in the world are thatch, clay and stone. These materials were used primarily between 5000 and 1800 B.C.
Asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing throughout North America due primarily to their durability.
In the past, shingles were split from straight grained knot free bolts of wood.
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