Asphalt shingles are among the most common roofing materials in American homes. With its sheer dependability, affordability, and unmistakeable charm, it’s a natural choice for homeowners and residential roofing experts alike.
Here’s a look at the recent advances in asphalt shingle technology.
Asphalt shingles provide homes with dependable weather-tightness. This is thanks to the development of sealant technology in the 1950s. Since then, sealant strips have been used to further improve wind resistance and reduce the overall installation time of asphalt shingle roofing.
The seventies ushered in another innovation in the form of fiberglass material as reinforcement for both shingles and built up roofing (BUR). This, in turn, boosted the fire resistance capabilities of shingle roofing. In fact, fire resistance ratings jumped significantly from C to A ratings.
These days, homeowners have a range of choices in terms of color. Gone are the dull, gray colors of shingles. Modern asphalt shingles now come in a good number of colors and unique designs to blend seamlessly into any home.
100 Years of Asphalt
Last 2015, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) celebrated its 100th anniversary. The association was founded to bring together the majority of American manufacturers, including their raw suppliers, for the purpose of promoting asphalt roofing.
Asphalt shingles are the perfect choice for homeowners who are looking for affordable re-roofing options. You can get aesthetic appeal coupled with dependable weather-tightness. Whether it’s residential or commercial roofing, Howard Roofing and Home Improvements is the name you can depend on since the 60s. We serve St. Louis, MO, and nearby areas. Call us now at (636) 296-1057.