Architectural Shingle Roof Repairs & Installation in Jackson County IL
Asphalt shingle roof is the most common type of roofing used today for commercial and residential applications. This traditional roofing method consists of covering the home with asphalt shingles that are nailed into place. Read more below about this roofing method.
Asphalt Shingle Components
Fiberglass Mat: The first step is to lay down a fiberglass mat that reinforces the shingles after they’re put on.
Asphalt: Asphalt is applied to the shingles to act as a waterproofing agent and to hold the shingles in place.
Fillers: Fillers are added to the asphalt mix to increase the resistance to heat UV radiation and more.
Granules: These make up the grainy exterior of your shingles. They provide UV resistance to the asphalt below.
Back Surfacing: This is applied to the back of the shingles to prevent sticking during storage.
Types of Shingles
Premium/Designer Shingles – these have a high-end aesthetic and usually come in a wide range of styles, colors, and other designs.
Laminated Shingles – This is the most common type of shingles and is also referred to as architectural or dimensional.
Cedar Shake Roofing Shingles – A rustic wood roof shingle that has been hand-split. They usually last up to 30-40 years.