Asphalt Composition Roofing

The Affordable Pitched Roofing Option

Pewaukee Building with Asphalt ShinglesBusiness owners often opt to save some money by hiring a second-rate commercial roofer, only to lose money on repairs in the long run. Professional asphalt roof installation from an experienced roofing contractor like Roofed Right America will save you money in over time. Contact one of our sales people to learn why asphalt shingles might be the best option for your business.

Learn more about why asphalt shingles are the best option for your commercial and industrial roofing projects.

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Improve Your Commercial Property with Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Relatively inexpensive and used extensively in commercial and residential roofing markets, asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials available. While asphalt shingles are simple to repair and replace, serious attention to detail is essential for proper installation. Chimneys, valleys, building joints, penetrations, and other parts of a roof’s landscape can impact the installation of shingles on a sloped roof.

How Long Do Ashpalt Shingle Roofs Last?

The lifespan of asphalt shingles depends highly upon the environment. Shingles in cooler climates seem to last longer than those installed in warmer climates. Studies have shown that the average lifespan of a 20-year shingle in Phoenix, Arizona, is around 14 years. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the lifespan was 19.5 years. And in Reading, Pennsylvania, the lifespan was 20.8 years.

Average Asphalt Shingle Lifespan Graph

From this data, it seems obvious that the hotter the environment, the shorter the service life of asphalt shingles. This is great news for Wisconsin companies looking for a long-lasting roofing material.

How Expensive are Asphalt Shingles?

Things that determine cost are:

  • Geographical location of your property
  • Slope of the roof
  • Height of the building
  • Ease of access to the premises
  • Complexity of the project
  • Particular type of shingle

With a free roof inspection and service quote, you can find out how much asphalt shingles will be for your property.

How Durable Are Asphalt Shingles?

Warped Asphalt ShingleAsphalt shingles are susceptible to thermal shock. When temperatures change dramatically in a short period of time asphalt shingles can crack and split. This damage can let in rainwater which will freeze and thaw, compounding the damage.

When properly installed asphalt shingles do an excellent job resisting severe weather, including:

  • Hail
  • Wind
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • And more

Proper attic ventilation is key to an asphalt roof’s service life. The temperature of your building’s attic will impact how severe a change in ambient temperature will be to your asphalt shingles.

What Are Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt comes in two basic types: glass fiber and organic.

  • Organic Asphalt Shingles: Organic shingles consist of an organic felt material saturated with asphalt to make them waterproof. A top coating of adhesive is then applied and ceramic granules are embedded. Organic shingles contain around 40% more asphalt per square foot than glass fiber shingles.
  • Glass Fiber Shingles: Glass fiber shingles have a fiberglass reinforcing mat manufactured to the shape of the shingle. Fillers are used so the waterproof asphalt can cling to the shingle. Adhesive asphalt is then used to cover the mat and ceramic granules are embedded.

Ceramic granules are added to asphalt shingles for the same reason gravel is used on built-up roofs: to protect against UV damage. UV rays can be very damaging and cause the shingle to degrade prematurely.

Contact Wisconsin's asphalt composition roofing installation experts for a quote today.
 
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