3 Common Types Of Aspahlt Roofing
There a many at 3 types of Asphalt roofing, in the following is a description of the type of material what they consist on.
Asphalt Shingle Three-tab
The most common is the Asphalt shingle three tab that consist of a sandwich of asphalt and fiberglass or felt layer cover by mineral granules. This material has been the most dominant in the United States because of several important reasons. The first one is, that this shingles are considerable light weight , varying from 2 to 3 pounds per square foot, in comparison with other material like slate, clay, or cement tile. They are reasonable price, and they have a life span that can be from 8 to 30 years, depending on the quality. The installation or the repair of this asphalt shingles is fairly simple; in fact, it is the most approachable roofing material for do-it-yourselfers or any quality installer. Ease of installation also helps keep cost down. This shingles are almost maintenance free and offer good fire and wind resistance. They come in a wide range of colors and styles.
Laminated Asphalt Shingles
Laminated Asphalt Shingles are an increasingly popular option for new homes or roofing replacements. This laminated shingles are also referred as "dimensional," "architectural," or " multithickness" shingles. Basically, laminated asphalt shingles have the same material composition as multitab cutout shingles they consist on a sandwich of asphalt , base sheeting of felt or fiberglass, and granular coatings. However, the most important difference is that instead of a single shingle layer, two layer are bonded together to create a three-dimensional appearance. The top layer has a wide, randomly sized marks, and it overlays a staggered, unmark bottom layer. The effect of this lamination treatment helps mimic the natural inconsistencies of a cedar shake or slate roof.
The installation of this laminated shingles is as simple as the three-tab shingles and the same procedures of installation are apply. The random pattern can even reduce the overall installation waste because the pattern is more visually forgiven than the uniform design of the three-tab shingle.
Although the laminated shingles are a little heavier than the traditional three-tab shingles, the weight does not make a huge difference, and they can be install in any house without any reinforcement. This shingles are also thicker than the multitab shingles, which give them improved wind resistance and durability. The price is also a little more, but because they are thicker the manufacture provides a warranty of 30 to 50 years which makes them a better investment for your home.
Asphalt Roll Roofing
Asphalt roll roofing is a good option for low-pitched roofs, in cases where budgetary concerns are more important than appearance, also is a good option if you need to cover a roof for an extend period of time but plan to install the final roofing at a later time.
Essentially, roll roofing us a building paper with granular surface coating. Single -coverage roll roofing is typically installed in a perimeter bond application with an overlap of about 6". Self-adhesive ice membrane is a roll roof product that can be used for a full roof or as a preventer of ice dams in shingled roofs. This type of roof is the most inexpensive roof covering material and is one of the most common chooses for covering roof of porches sheds, patios and garages. Is one of the inexpensive asphalt roofing options but at the same time it is the one with the lowest warranty.