The Difference Between Asphalt and Architectural Shingles

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What is the difference between asphalt and architectural shingles?

Are you planning to establish your first-ever home this year? Or are you thinking about erecting a commercial building as a business? Whatever your plan will be for the new year, you’ll have to think about the roofing you’ll be using and asking for help from a roofing contractor in your area. 

The best decision you’ll ever make when building your own home or building is to learn about the different components and materials needed for the construction. As they say, it’s best to be part of the planning process when it comes to big factors of your home and business. 

What types of roofing would fit your structure, the temperature of your environment, and the number of people going in and out? 

Let’s browse some of the most famous roofing shingle choices. 

Asphalt Shingle

A type of wall or roof shingle that uses asphalt for waterproofing is the asphalt shingle. It is one of North America’s most commonly used roofing covers because it has a relatively inexpensive up-front expense and is fairly easy to mount.

You’ve probably seen asphalt shingles being used around suburban areas as this is the most common go-to type of shingle. 

Asphalt shingles, all the way around, are not made of asphalt. Rather, they consist of either a fiberglass or a felt paper foundation later covered with asphalt and capped with ceramic granules, which is waterproof. 

The more famous product has been the fiberglass base since its development in the 1980s. It is thinner and less costly, but it also gives the roof great power, as well as extra fire protection.

The lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is quite decent. A number of variables will influence the life of the shingle, including temperature, roof pitch, construction efficiency, and the quality of the shingle, of course. 

There are warranties ranging from 15 to 30 years. You should expect your shingles to hit the upper end of whatever lifetime the maker guarantees for them in states where there’s rarely a problem with ice caps, algae, and spiking temperatures that other regions do.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are dimensional or laminated shingles of high quality that bring beauty to your roof. They are made with ceramic coated minerals from a fiberglass mat base that is embedded in water-resistant asphalt. To build the shingles, multiple layers of material can be used.

In the 1980s, dimensional shingle developments culminated in a new wave of high-quality items for asphalt roofing with distinctive, sometimes dramatic, appearances. These were the instances that gave birth to what we now call the architectural shingles. 

In contrast to asphalt shingles, Architectural shingles have a warranty of 25-50 years. They are more prone to high winds, rain, and snow that can reach up to 130 mph. 

The thick architectural shingles stand up well in stormy conditions and have decent roof insulation. When subjected to rough weather conditions or continued sunshine, the shingles do not crack or break. 

Conclusion

Every type of roofing shingle has its own pros and cons. The better choice will always be the one that’s fit for your structure and budget. As a homeowner or a building owner, one must also prefer a shingle company that provides you with longer warranties so that you feel secure all the time!

Good thing Quality Discount Roofing and Construction has the best high-quality roofing architectural shingles under their wing. 

Are you planning to build your dream home or establish your own commercial building anytime soon? 

Check out www.qdrusa.com for a free estimate today! 

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