Asphalt roof shingles remain the most commonly installed type of residential roofing system in use today. Asphalt roof shingles begin with a continuous fiberglass “mat” that creates strength and tear resistance.

What are Asphalt Roof Shingles?

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Asphalt roof shingles create a leak-proof barrier above your building structure, allowing water to flow safely down the roof and off the edges of the building while keeping your building and its contents dry.

A complete asphalt shingle roof system includes the following engineered and professionally-installed components:

  • Attic insulation
  • Roof decking
  • Ventilation system
  • Ice & water barriers
  • Underlayment
  • Starter shingles
  • Roof shingles
  • Hip & ridge shingles
  • Gutter / drainage system
  • Roof shingle installation begins at the eaves and works its way up the roof. Shingles are installed in overlapping rows (also called courses) of shingles.
What are Asphalt Roof Shingles

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Each course of shingles further up the roof overlaps the seams and nails of the course below. Asphalt roof shingles also contain a sticky sealant that is heat-activated to adhere each shingle course to the course above and the course below (increasing wind resistance and overall roof strength).

When it comes to protecting your home from the elements, asphalt shingle roofing provides a reliable solution. Asphalt shingles remain the most commonly installed type of residential roofing system in use today due to their cost-effectiveness, durability and superior design.

A well-designed shingle roofing system can improve your home’s curb appeal, lower utility costs, and protect the structural integrity of your property. Aside from that, they also come in a variety of colors and styles so you can customize them according to your aesthetic preferences. Furthermore, asphalt shingle roofs are easy to install and maintain, making them a great choice for any homeowner looking for an efficient yet reliable roofing solution.

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that an asphalt shingle roof continues to remain the leading choice among residential construction projects.

Independent Construction is proud to serve Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas with our comprehensive array of general contractor services. We specialize in residential and commercial roofers, as well as a wide range of general contractor services that can meet all your construction needs. We strive to ensure that our customers benefit from the effortless maintenance, top-notch craftsmanship and swift installation processes we offer. Our team is highly experienced in this field and understands what it takes to deliver success each time. So if you’re looking for a reliable contractor who knows how to get the job done right, then Independent Construction is your best option.

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