One of the most popular roofing choices of homeowners in Colorado are asphalt shingles. It’s often the first roofing material most of us think us whenever we hear the word “roof”. Asphalt Shingle are a common and popular roofing material.
The team at 7 Summits Roofing are experts at installing, re-roofing, repairing, or maintaining asphalt and architectural roof shingles. If you are looking for asphalt roof shingles in Colorado please give us a call today.
Most Colorado homes have asphalt shingle roofs
Asphalt shingles remain an ever-popular roofing choice for homeowners. Asphalt shingles are popular because
- and ease of installation
What’s more, these shingles are easy to maintain, reducing the need for numerous roofing maintenance and repair costs.
Roofs made from these shingles last anywhere from 15 to 30 years, and are inexpensive to install and maintain.
The asphalt covering is actually a composite made up of either a fiberglass or rag mat with asphalt, which is covered with colored mineral granules. Multi-layered shingles give this otherwise thin material improved dimension making it resemble other, thicker materials.
Available in a wide range of shapes and textures, asphalt shingles are very adaptable. 7 Summits Roofing installs asphalt roofing from GAF, the top manufacturer in the country. We proud to be a GAF Certified roofing contractor.
7 Summits Roofing also installs many other top brands of asphalt roofing shingles – including Tamko, Malarkey, Certainteed, Owens Corning, IKO, and Atlas.
7 Summits Roofing understands that a quality roof is more than just a new roof covering; it is an interdependent system of components. Each component of a roofing system requires careful attention to quality and installation in order to honor the customer’s investment. Each component need to installed property to adhere to manufacturer warranties.
Asphalt Roofing Shingles eventually need replacement
If you have an asphalt shingle roof, look for the little granules that cover its surface that may have washed off to the ground around the house. These granules protect the surface of the shingle, and as they wash or are knocked off, the shingles begin to degrade. Think about having the shingles replaced.
If you think your roof has been damaged by hail, it is essential to get a timely roof inspection. Often your homeowners insurance will cover the cost of roof repair due to hail damage. See our complete articles:
You need more than just shingles
Shingles are just one component of a properly installed roofing system. The performance and longevity of any roof depends on an entire system of products working and performing together.
- Hip and ridge shingles
- Ice and water shields
- Attic insulation
7 Summits Roofing uses only top rated manufactured roofing shingles that can help provide maximum durability for your roof, and the most protection for your home. We are factory authorized by several leading manufacturers, and specially trained to correctly install a system that is right for you.
Asphalt Roof Shingles
The beauty of asphalt shingle roofing lies in its simplicity. It is a wonderful composition in three parts. It starts with a sheet of fiber-like, rugged paper that resembles cardboard. It is a melting pot of material, ranging in elements from recycled newspaper to wood chip. Another kind of base for a shingle is also fiberglass.
In the production process, the sheet is then repeatedly pressed with multiple layers of adhesive that is oil-based, which is the asphalt ingredient. The many layers are essential to protecting your home from everything to rain and hail to various dirt and tree debris to bird droppings.
Asphalt Shingles – a simple, yet amazingly effective concept.
When the layers are applied and the oil is still hot, gravel is introduced on one side, the one meant to face the sky. What the gravel does is create a shield for oils against the sun, regulating temperature.
Installation is key for Asphalt Roof Shingles
As long as shingles are laid out properly and used as intended, asphalt shingle roofing, for all of its simple fabrication, are one of the most powerful tools in protecting your home. The material works for all kinds of rooftops, especially those with very steep features because of their extreme light-weightiness. The overlapping way in which they are applied to your roof remarkably yields an outstanding waterproof result that protects for many, many years.