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Although many different types of roofing materials are available for residential and commercial use, the most popular type is asphalt shingles. Bergen County roofing professional offer this durable and flexible building product in a wide variety of colors and styles to please any homeowner.

The typical asphalt shingle is made from layers of felt paper, asphalt adhesives and ceramic granules. These heavy shingles are durable and provide excellent waterproofing. The color of the shingles is determined by the color of the ceramic particles that are embedded in the asphalt. Fiberglass can also form the base of asphalt shingles. This newer version of the asphalt shingle comes with many benefits, including a longer life and higher fire rating.

Most roofing shingles have warranties in the range of 15 to 30 years. In geographical areas with varied temperature extremes, the longevity of roofing may be less than in areas with a mild year-round climate. High heat, snow and ice are generally the main causes of cracking and curling problems on asphalt shingles.

The shape of asphalt shingles can create a unique look on the roof by adding color, texture and dimension.

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Three-tab shingles are large shingles that look like they are three separate smaller shingles when installed. As a common design for asphalt shingles, this is a standard material and a popular choice for most homeowner's roofing needs.

To add a three-dimensional appearance, architectural shingles have an additional layer of asphalt that provides texture and a unique look to residential roofing. Although they are not recommended for low-pitched roofs, they are an excellent option for steep roofs and provide a high-end look to any home. With a wide range of designs, they can even mimic the look of slate or wood.

The many different colors of asphalt shingles also offer a variety of design choices for the homeowner. Colors such as gray, green and beige can reflect heat and give the roof a distinct look. Darker or variegated colors can match your home's siding or architectural style. You can also choose energy-efficient shingles that are specifically designed to reflect heat from your home. By doing so, they can help reduce air-conditioning costs in the summer.

Easy to install and backed by warranty protection, asphalt shingles are manufactured by many companies and are widely used on all kinds of residential and commercial properties. In fact, asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material in the United States.

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