Asphalt Shingles in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Asphalt shingles in the Greater Philadelphia Area are very commonly used on residential roofs because they are very inexpensive, come in a variety of colors and have a long lifespan. The shingles are made in the form of a sheet of shredded fiberglass and organic based materials. On top of the sheet, there is a layer of a waterproofing asphalt binder and minerals finished off with a layer of protected granules that make it feel like a texture close to sandpaper. The sheet is then cut into smaller, more manageable shingles so that house roofing contractors like Jemar can handle them easier and so they can be replaced easier.
It is important to always have your shingles routinely inspected because they tend to collect moss and dirt. They can are also susceptible to damage from strong gusts of wind and can be accidentally removed by debris falling on it. While this sounds like a bad thing, it’s actually not. The small shingles are very easily replaced inexpensively whereas other types of roofing like tile or metal need more work to repair any damage.
If kept up well and not damaged by outside forces, the estimated lifespan on an asphalt shingle roof is about 20 years. Our team has years of experience installing asphalt shingle roofs and completing repairs as necessary. You will love the work you get from us because we always focus on giving you the best craftsmanship so your roof will last. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you have about this popular roofing material.