Asphalt Shingles Have More Advantages Than Disadvantages

- Jul 23, 2020-

Asphalt shingles have more advantages than disadvantages


Asphalt shingles are made of glass fiber felt as the matrix. After being dipped and coated with high-quality petroleum asphalt, one side is covered with colored minerals and no particles, and on the other hand, it is a tile-like roof waterproof sheet made of insulating materials. It has good waterproof , The decoration function and color are rich, the form is diversified, the weight is light, the surface is fine, the construction is simple and so on.


  Asphalt shingle is a roofing material with decorative and waterproof functions. It is produced and used in large quantities in the United States and Canada, and is mainly used for sloped roofs of residential and commercial buildings. Asphalt shingles are also produced and used in Europe, but in relatively small quantities.


    The advantages of asphalt shingles: First, it has various shapes and a wide range of applications.


    Secondly, asphalt shingles are insulated and kept warm.


    Third, the asphalt shingle roof is light-bearing, safe and reliable.


    Fourth, the construction of asphalt shingles is simple and the overall cost is low. Fifth, it is durable and there is no worry of breaking. Sixth, diverse shapes and rich colors.


    Disadvantages of asphalt shingles: First, asphalt shingles are easy to age. As of February 2009, the life span of asphalt shingles in the United States is generally only more than ten years.


     Second, the asphalt shingles are covered by bonding and nailing. Bonding asphalt shingles on a wooden roof with nails can still withstand a certain amount of wind, but the difficulty of nailing on cast-in-place concrete roofs mainly depends on bonding, often the bonding is not strong or the glue fails, and in case of strong wind , Will be blown off.


     Third, the asphalt shingles have poor flame retardancy. However, it is often difficult to distinguish asphalt shingle products, because as of February 2009, manufacturers were not willing to disclose relevant technical information.


     Asphalt shingles have more advantages than disadvantages.