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Maui Asphalt Shingles

Maui Asphalt Shingles

ASPHALT SHINGLES

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roof covering on houses and its primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent.  It also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle.  The best of it will stay flexible and will not dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.

There are three major categories of Asphalt Roofing Shingles:

  • Strip Asphalt Roofing Shingles
    Strip asphalt roofing shingles are single-layered asphalt roofing shingles typically designed to look like slate. Strip roofing shingles are usually the lightest weight roofing shingles.  Built on a tough fiberglass base, each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing. Strip roofing shingles are used primarily on economy priced homes or purchased by homeowners as replacement roofing shingles for homes that already have strip shingles on the roof.
  • Dimensional Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • Dimensional roofing shingles are manufactured as multi-layered products and provide a thicker and richer multi-dimensional look on the roof.  Dimensional roofing shingles typically are a heavier weight than strip roofing shingles and usually have improved warranty protections.
  • Premium Asphalt Roofing Shingles
    Premium asphalt roofing shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional dimensional roofing shingles.  These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. These provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal.  Premium roofing shingles might also have important functional improvements such as impact resistance or solar reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs.

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