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5 Interesting Facts About Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common and most affordable roofing option available in the United States, making it an excellent choice for a budget-friendly roofing option that delivers a sturdy, reliable roof. It offers a wide array of variations so homeowners are spoilt for choice, and are able to tailor their roof’s finish according to their preferences. 

Whalen Exteriors has years of experience installing asphalt shingle roofing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are happy to guide you through the process of your roof installation and repair, so speak to us today for a free consultation. 

Here Are Some Interesting Facts About America’s Favourite Roof:

  1. You get two different types of asphalt shingles, organic shingles, and fiberglass. The organic asphalt shingles are made from recycled felt paper that has been saturated in asphalt. The fiberglass shingles are made from woven fiberglass and are coated in a waterproof asphalt layer. The fiberglass shingles are a favorite amongst customers as they are more durable and environmentally friendly. 
  2. Asphalt is made from petroleum. More commonly known as bitumen, asphalt can be found in natural deposits in a liquid or semi-liquid form. Because of its waterproof qualities and durability, asphalt rapidly became a popular material in the roofing industry. 
  3. Asphalt can be recycled. Pavements and sidewalks are often made from recycled asphalt. This is great as it reduces our carbon footprint and creates jobs and businesses in the recycling industry. 
  4. As mentioned before, asphalt shingle roofing is the most popular roofing material in the United States. This is due to it being easy to install, repair and replace. The material is also one of the cheapest in comparison to other roofing materials.
  5. When regularly maintained and cared for your asphalt shingle roof can last you up to 25-30 years. The shingles can also be individually replaced if need be.

Considering Asphalt Shingle Roofing?

You can count on Whalen Exteriors, Pittsburgh’s number one roofing contractor, to provide you with excellent service alongside a perfect finished product and professional guidance along the way. Give us a call today to discuss your residential roofing options. 

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