Colorado’s preferred choice for material for roof shingles is the composition roof shingles. Higher-quality versions made from asphalt or fiberglass shingles offer a more durable option and may be available with recycled content. The advantage of these roof shingles is that they are quite pocket friendly. Apart from this, they are also available in a wide variety of styles and colors and thus you have a lot of options to choose from. They require low maintenance and can be walked on without damaging the material. Most brands offer Class A fire protection. Composition shingles have excellent fire resistant properties.
follow strict guidelines for manufacture. They come in a variety of colors and durability. They are seen on homes in every part of the country. The biggest downfall of this shingle is its vulnerability to wind and ice damage. Legacy Roofing recommends to Install Ice/ Water Shield even if not City/ County Building Code.
Fiberglass shingles have a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. The glass fiber mat is not waterproof by itself. Fiberglass mat is made from wet, random-laid fiberglass bonded with urea-formaldehyde resin. The mat is then coated with asphalt which contains mineral fillers and makes the fiberglass shingle waterproof.Fiberglass reinforcement was devised as the replacement for asbestos paper reinforcement of roofing shingles and typically ranges from 1.8 to 2.3 pounds/square foot. A newer design of fiberglass asphalt shingle, called laminated or architectural, uses two distinct layers which are bonded together. Laminate shingles are heavier, more expensive, and arguably more durable than traditional shingle designs. Laminated shingles also give a more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface.
Below is a list of some of the advantages and disadvantages of Composition (asphalt shingles):
* Can be used on any house from contemporary to historic.
* ranges from low-cost 3-tab shingle to architectural shingles with extra durability and style
* many colors, types, and manufacturers
* suitable for most residential applications
* easy to repair
* fire resistant
* relatively short life-span (15?30 years)
* scars easily when hot
* subject to mildew and moss
* environmentally unfriendly
Composition Shingles in Colorado are the main roof system Legacy Installs for hail and wind Insurance Claims.