Asphalt roofing shingles are engineered to beautify and protect your home against inclement weather and offer protection against water infiltration caused by wind-driven rain or ice dams. This material is especially popular with homeowners and contractors for the following reasons:
Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. It also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle. The best asphalt will stay flexible and won’t dry out, become hard or grow brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle. Read more about the different types of asphalt shingles below.