You’ve seen them on nearly every house in the Tampa area, and with so many styles of asphalt shingles out there, it can be difficult to decide which type or color will be best for your home. At ConstructoMax, our residential roofing team can help you decide on the perfect shingles that will protect your house for years to come. Before deciding on shingles, however, it’s important to understand the difference between the two types of asphalt shingles: organic-based and fiberglass-based.
Organic-based shingles are mainly composed of recycled waste paper, wood fibers, and other cellulose materials. Once the shingles are formed, they are covered with an asphalt coating and weather-resistant granules.
As their name suggest, fiberglass-based shingles are composed of glass fibers. These fibers are arranged in a cross pattern and then, like organic-based shingles, are coated with asphalt and weather-resistant granules. Our roofing team can show you both kinds of shingles, and help you determine which one you would like to go with on your roof.
According to the Asphalt Roofing® Manufacturers Association, more than 12.5 billion square foot of asphalt shingles are manufactured each year, and four out of five homes have asphalt shingles on their roofs. ConstructoMax can help you pick a style that works with the design and architecture of your home, and once the project has begun, we’ll work quickly and efficiently to finish your roof on time and on budget.