Asphalt shingles have to be capable of enduring a variety of elements, from high winds to hail storms. That’s why reputable manufacturers ensure that every step in the manufacturing process is carefully done.
In this article, full-service residential and commercial roofing company Precision Roofing Inc. offers a glimpse of how asphalt shingles are made.
Components of Asphalt Shingles
A single piece of asphalt shingle is typically composed of fiberglass, asphalt, granules, sealants and the release film.
Made from glass fibers bound by stable resins and binders, fiberglass is mainly responsible for reinforcing the asphalt shingles. Meanwhile, asphalt is the material that gives the shingles their water-resistant quality. The granules provide the colors.
Sealants are used to bind the roof shingles together, and they’re the reason why the shingles remain intact during high winds and other weather events. The release film is mainly added to prevent the roof shingles from sticking together while they’re still in the package.
The Process of Manufacturing Asphalt Shingles
Before rendering themselves usable for your roof replacement project, asphalt shingles go through different stages in the manufacturing process. The process typically involves steps similar to the following:
Fiberglass mat is mounted and placed into the roofing machine. The dry looper then collects the matting accordion-style.
Hot asphalt is sprayed on one side of the base material.
The matting is transformed back into accordion-style folds, as the asphalt coating cools.
Asphalt coating is applied on both sides of the mat.
Granules are applied on the top surface of the mat.
The sheet of finished roof shingle is fed into a cutting machine, which cuts it into different shapes and sizes.
The roof shingles are packed and labeled.
Precision Roofing Inc. is one of the most reliable roofing companies in the area. Our team is composed of trained and experienced professionals who always strive for top-notch craftsmanship. Call us at (845) 307-0017 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Middletown, NY, and the surrounding areas.