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For homeowners looking to do a re-roof on a budget, while maintaining a fairly attractive look and whether tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof (asphalt) may be a plausible and easy solution.

In a highly competitive roofing market saturated with numerous options, asphalt shingles still continue to be the most popular choice. While not as long – lasting or durable as some of the premium roofing materials, asphalt shingles provide adequate protection and aesthetic appeal at only a fraction of the cost.

Asphalt shingles come in two types: organic and fiberglass. Organic shingles are paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, with coatings of adhesive salt and ceramic granules embedded on top. Fiberglass shingles are made with a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. This mat is coated with asphalt, which contains mineral fillers and makes the shingle waterproof.

While organic shingles are more durable than fiberglass ones, they are more prone to fire and are less environmentally friendly, due to high asphalt content. Fiberglass shingles offer excellent fire protection. Today, fiberglass shingles are more commonly used and are slowly replacing organic shingles.

By far the greatest advantage of composition shingles roofing is its relatively low upfront cost. This is the most affordable roofing option in the short term, which is why so many homeowners favor it. Asphalt shingles will provide your home with decent protection for at least 20 years for a very modest upfront cost.

Just because asphalt shingles are cheap, does not mean they are lacking in style. Asphalt shingles are available in 3 profiles: 3 Tab (basic), Laminated (Architectural) and Premium. Whether you have a contemporary or traditional style home, you can choose an asphalt shingles option that will be a perfect match. If you are willing to pay more, installing laminated shingles will provide a beautiful 3D look to your roof, imitating the look of natural wood or slate shingles. Asphalt shingles are manufactured in almost all colors imaginable, including blue, red, yellow and green. Numerous patterns are also available, allowing you to create an attractive custom look that will greatly enhance the appearance of your home.

Unlike most other roofing materials, which require specialized training and experience to properly install, asphalt shingles can be installed by any knowledgeable roofing contractor. Also, while asphalt shingles are not the lightest roofing material available, they are light enough to be installed on almost any roof without requiring additional structural support. Since no special tools, skills or major preparation work is required, a composition shingles roof can be installed in a matter of days.


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We have over 90 years of experience installing quality roofs throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, ranging from detailed roofs like slate, cedar shingle, copper, standing seam metal, and tile to extensive single-ply membrane roofs. Our technicians are professionals in every way, taking the time to do the job right the first time. Several of them have been with the company up to 40 years.
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