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Things You Should Know About Asphalt Shingles

Published on September 8th, 2020

About Asphalt Shingles

Think you know everything about roofing? Think again. There are a lot of interesting and useful facts that you should know as it refers to your residential and commercial roofing materials and processes.

In this article, we’re going to place our attention on asphalt shingles and some of the very interesting facts about them. After all, they’re used in about three-quarter of all the residential homes in North America.  Here are the facts…

  • Asphalt shingles last longer when there is proper roof ventilation: The better your roof’s insulation, the longer your roof will last you. That’s why you don’t want to have a blocked soffit air intake, because it will leave the roof’s ventilation inadequate.
  • Asphalt shingles are great for weather resistance: They are best used in areas where the weather is moderate, although they can withstand both hot or cold weather very well.
  • The granules on the asphalt shingles actually serve to protect them: That way, the harsh UV rays of the sun don’t completely deteriorate the shingles in no time. The treated granules, which are what you feel on the shingles when you touch them, are whet help the shingles stand up to adverse weather conditions.
  • Asphalt shingles don’t attract mold: You may be seeing some black spots on the edges of your shingles. They may look like mold, but they’re actually not – they’re algae and that just means that there has been moisture in those areas, which make it a good spot for algae growth. All you need to do to clean the algae off is to apply a solution of bleach and water.
  • Refined petroleum is the main element used to make asphalt shingles: You need to remember that, especially when you’re disposing of them. Do not burn them – bring them to a recycling plant or to a landfill.

If you are looking for roofing in Nashville, then you have come to the right place and we can help you with all of your roofing and contracting needs with our certified roofers and contractors in Nashville. We start with an inspection and a free estimate for your roof installation, repair, or replacement. Sometimes storms happen and we are there for you to fix leaky roofs and more. We offer both commercial and residential roofing services for the dynamic communities of Nashville Tennessee and surrounding areas.

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