Shingle Roofing Experience in Columbus, Ohio
shingles come in two basic types: glass fiber and
organic. Organic shingles consist of an organic felt
material which is generally paper saturated with asphalt
to make it waterproof. A top coating of adhesive asphalt
is then applied and the ceramic granules are then
embedded. Organic shingles contain around 40% more
asphalt per square (100 sq. ft.) than their glass fiber
counterpart which makes them weigh more and gives them
excellent durability and blow-off resistance.
Glass fiber shingles have a glass fiber reinforcing mat
manufactured to the shape of the shingle. This mat is
then coated with asphalt which contains mineral fillers.
The glass fiber mat is not waterproof by itself. Its
purpose is for reinforcement. What makes the glass fiber
shingle waterproof is the asphalt. However, the asphalt
itself will not stick to the mat. For this reason,
"fillers" are used. The fillers in the asphalt cling to
the glass fibers in the mat. The asphalt then
encapsulates the glass fibers, fills all of the little
holes and voids in the mat rendering it waterproof.
After this cools a bit, an adhesive asphalt is used to
cover the mat and the ceramic granules are then
The ceramic granules are there for two reasons. The
primary reason is to protect the shingles from the sun.
The sun's UV rays are very damaging to asphalt and cause
it to deteriorate prematurely. This is one of the same
reasons that gravel is used on built-up roofs. The
second and more obvious reason for the granules is
aesthetics. Asphalt shingles are available in a wide
variety of colors to match almost any facade or
So which type is better?
By far, the more popular
shingles are the glass fiber ones. This may be
attributed to the fact that they are cheaper and easier
to manufacture than organic shingles, making them more
cost-effective to the Ohio homeowner.
Roofing specializes in asphalt shingles and can help
you make the best decision for your home. Call today at
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