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Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing systems used in the United States. These shingles have been in use since the early 1900s; however, there have been many advances made over the years. Today, the fiberglass shingle is the most common form of asphalt shingle installed by Champaign roofing contractors. These fiberglass shingles are manufactured with a fiberglass base that is encased in asphalt. The shingle is then topped with small pieces of stone in order to provide the color and texture the homeowner desires as well as to provide protection for the shingle base and the roof deck.

Asphalt shingles have gained tremendous popularity not only due to their effectiveness at keeping a roof watertight but also because they are one of the most affordable roofing systems available. Many homeowners don't want to invest in high end roofs, such as Spanish tile or slate; however, they want an attractive roof that is weatherproof and affordable. This makes asphalt shingles an excellent option. In fact, asphalt shingles stand up well through a variety of climates. From the heat of summer to cold, snowy winters, asphalt shingles have proven to be an dependable roofing system.

While there are definitely some roofing materials, such as metal, concrete or clay tiles, that have a life expectancy that exceeds 50 or even 100 years, but asphalt shingles offer exceptional durability for a significantly lower investment.

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Many of today's fiberglass asphalt shingles come with warranties of 25 to 30 years. Additionally, because these shingles are easy to install, the cost of installation is much less than many other roofing materials.

Most homeowners are familiar with the typical asphalt or fiberglass shingle that is so commonly used on residential properties; however, these homeowners are often surprised to learn that fiberglass shingles are available in a wide range of colors as well as design styles. Fiberglass shingles are also available in many different architectural styles. These shingles can replicate the look of wood shake, ceramic tile and other roofing materials but cost only a fraction of what these high end materials would cost.

Of course, a good quality roof starts with a solid foundation or deck that is covered with a waterproof barrier. Quality shingles installed by a professional roofing contractor will ensure the roof is watertight and capable of maximizing its life expectancy. Homeowners should invest in quality products and professional roofing services for the most dependable asphalt shingle roof.

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