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Composition shingles (also called asphalt shingles) are the leading choice for Americans because of their durability, versatility and quality. Many of the most beautiful homes in the US are constructed of composition shingles and they cover 4 out of 5 homes.
Composition Shingles have a life expectancy of 20-30 years depending on the rating of the shingle.
Composition Shingles vary in grades and ratings such as Class A, B or C fire ratings. The higher rating of composition shingle you get, the longer you're roof will last. Class A composition shingle ratings can earn you insurance discounts.
What Composes composition Shingles?
Composition (also called ASPHALT) are either organic-based or fiberglass-based. We exclusively use fiberglass composition shingles for our customer's roofs because fiberglass shingles are more flexible and durable than organic. Fiberglass composition shingles are made of tiny glass fibers of varying lengths and then covered with a layer of asphalt and then weather-resistant mineral granules.
What are the different types of composition shingles?
Strip Shingles - Are made to be three times as long as they are wide. These are distinguished by the number of tabs they have. The most common type of strip shingle is the "three-tab" shingle. Different textural and lighting/shadowing effects can be achieved with strip shingles depending on the number, shape and alignment of the cutouts.
Laminated Shingles -- These special shingles contain more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also referred to as three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they create visual depth on a roof and impart a custom look. Laminated shingles are a favorite among builders, roofing contractors and homebuyers.
Interlocking Shingles -- as the name suggests, interlocking asphalt shingles are individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other, and are used to provide greater wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes providing a wide range of design possibilities.
Large Format Shingles --generally rectangular or hexagonal in shape, these shingles do not utilize cutouts or tabs.
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Boston, Massachusetts based Benedictus Contracting & Roofing prides itself on being one of the leaders in the industry, being the best and most trusted roofing contractor in the state. Our specialty teams provide a wide variety of roof repair and maintenance services, both commercial and residential. For any of your roofing needs, please give Benedictus Contracting & Roofing a call!
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