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Asphalt shingles are the most popular shingle choice among Richmond homeowners for their affordability and extensive range of styles. The shingles are made from fiberglass sandwiched between asphalt and ceramic granules. They are easy to install, durable and weather-resistant. If your existing roof deck (the structural surface beneath the roofing system) is in decent shape, new asphalt shingles can be installed over older shingles, making tearing the old roof off unnecessary and saving you money.
What are the varieties of asphalt shingles?
Three-tab, or strip shingles are the most basic asphalt shingles. Because they are made from a single layer of asphalt, they’re flatter and thinner than laminated shingles and are usually installed on less inexpensive homes or houses with pre-existing strip shingles.
Laminated shingles, also called “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles, are made from two or more layers of asphalt fused together for a richer multi-dimensional appearance. They resemble wood shakes and natural slate roofing and are heavier and more durable than strip shingles.
Designer, or luxury shingles, are the highest-quality laminated shingles you can buy, and also the most expensive of asphalt shingles. Luxury shingles are constructed from the thickest and heaviest roofing material and come in a variety of cuts and layers that make them distinctive and beautiful.
Because they’re made from recycled materials, manufacturing asphalt shingles not only uses up less raw materials, but it also helps reduce landfill waste.
Their high thermal resistance reduces the home energy consumption necessary to keep indoor temperatures at a comfortable level.
Cleaning, repairing, or replacing a roof can be bad for the planet because of the energy and chemicals required. Asphalt roofing’s low-maintenance durability minimizes the use of both.
Roofers can repurpose used shingles into other asphalt-based products instead of sending them to a landfill.
At BNW Builders, we carry a variety of asphalt shingles to match any home’s pre-existing style. Our GAF-certified estimators and installers will work with you to find the perfect choice for your project.
Each of our shingle designs have several color options, making it easy to customize your roof to your personal style. No matter what type of asphalt roof you want, our specialists can install it with precision and expertise. It’s time to improve your home. Contact us today!
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