4 Little Known Benefits of Asphalt Fiberglass Roof Shingles

Whether you’re replacing your roof or considering new construction, determining the best material options with your local roofing company can help you make a more informed decision. While there are a number of materials that can be used for shingles, here are four reasons why you should use asphalt fiberglass roof shingles for your roof repair or new roof installation.

Are you ready for asphalt fiberglass shingles for your new roof? Give the team at Bryant Roofing Systems a call at 317-342-4050 or email service@bryantroofs.com today!

What Are Asphalt Fiberglass Shingles?

Fiberglass shingles are a type of asphalt shingle, often compared to the more traditional organic mat asphalt shingle. Fiberglass shingles are different because they have a fiberglass mat while organic asphalt shingles use paper as the base.

They are much lighter, cost less and contain less asphalt than the traditional paper based/organic asphalt roof shingles, which makes them much more better for the environment.


Durability for Your Rooftop

Asphalt shingles are extremely durable! Today’s asphalt shingles can withstand a sustained temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit for up to five hours, inclement weather and unlike wooden shingles, they have a fire rating that can last two hours in the instance of a fire, which is longer than other roofing materials.

Because of the asphalt shingles, a roof can withstand harsh winds, snowstorms, and of course extremely high heat. Asphalt shingles also have built-in vents that release moisture and prevent water from getting trapped, which can cause mold damage to your roof.

Fiberglass shingles are also algae resistant, which can preserve the quality and color of your roof. With proper roof maintenance, a roof replacement with asphalt fiberglass roof shingles has a lifespan that can last for a minimum of 20-30 years!

Types of  Fiberglass Roof Shingles

There are two types of fiberglass shingles that homeowners have installed. There are 3 tab fiberglass shingles which are the more affordable type of asphalt shingle. The more expensive tier fiberglass shingle is an architectural shingle roof which is the standard for high end homes, they create visually pleasing designs and can even be made to look like slate tile roofing or wood shake roofing at a fraction of the cost.


Energy Efficient for Your House

An asphalt fiberglass roof installation can reduce your home energy consumption and monthly energy costs. Asphalt shingles are energy-efficient, no matter which color or style you choose. Asphalt shingles are available in light, medium, or dark colors that reflect heat instead of absorbing it into the attic of the home.

Before completing your roof installation, the roof contractor will first lay down an underlayment. This padding helps bounce the heat away from your home, preventing excess HVAC usage and keeping power bills to an absolute minimum. After the layer of underlayment is down, the roofing company will begin to install the fiberglass asphalt shingles in an orderly manner on the roof installation.

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When you install your fiberglass roofing shingles, you have the ability to choose from a wide array of shingle shapes, styles, and angles. There are also 3-tab fiberglass roof shingles, which are the traditional “look and feel”, and work well with nearly every home.

There is also the choice of premium shingles available that work excellent with more unique tastes or roofing preferences. If you like the look of slate but prefer the benefits and the  advantages of an asphalt fiberglass shingle, you can choose a premium shingle style that resembles the appearance of an authentic slate shingle.

If you have an especially sloped or unique roof angle, don’t be concerned! Fiberglass asphalt shingles provide your Central Indiana roofing contractor with quick and easy installation, no matter what shape of roof you have.

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You've seen some of the amazing advantages of an fiberglass shingle installation, now it's time to speak with some shingle experts at Bryant about how you can get an installation of asphalt fiberglass roof shingles installed on your residential or commercial building as soon as possible. Just call 317-342-4050.

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