The asphalt roofing industry has continued to see a steady growth ever since it entered the market in 1893 in the form of roll roofing. A variety of roofing products with asphalt as the main component are available today, including shingles, built-up roofing (BUR) systems and saturated felt used as underlayments. For many roofing contractors, asphalt shingles remain the roof covering of choice for most homeowners.
Basic Asphalt Roofing Grades
Asphalt roofing comes in three basic grades. Saturant-grade asphalt is used to manufacture saturated felt piles used in building BUR systems and organic felt shingles. Coating-grade asphalt is an oxidized type commonly used for asphalt shingles. Mopping-grade asphalt is first melted before being used to build BUR and modified bitumen systems in commercial roofing.
Every roofing company knows how important the underlayment is during roof installations. It is a water-resistant material installed onto the roof deck, providing additional protection against rain and snow. Made of either felt or fiberglass or polyester mat, it can be added with a stabilized asphalt coating.
Asphalt Roofing And Its Advantages
The continuous dominance of asphalt roofing products is based on proven product performance that extends beyond the basic requirement of providing weather protection to homes and buildings. Asphalt shingles, for instance, are manufactured to comply with ASTM International or Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for both wind and fire resistance. Also, they are considered one of the easiest to install and are available in many appealing configurations.
A Wide Selection of Asphalt Shingles
When it comes to asphalt roofing, you’ll have numerous options if you turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. As a GAF Master Elite® roofing company, we can offer the best warranty in the industry for your new roof. We also install asphalt shingles from other notable roofing brands like CertainTeed® and Owens Corning®. No matter what you choose, expect us to deliver flawless workmanship when we replace your current roofing system.
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