Quick Guide to Asphalt Shingles

Did you know that asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials in America? When you decide to get new roofing in Decatur, GA, or the surrounding area, you will probably at least consider this common product. In order to figure out if this shingle is right for you, you should consider what the product has to offer in the way of durability, versatility and cost.


You need to look at the materials used in the production of asphalt shingles in order to really get an idea of their durability. Most asphalt shingles on the market are made from a woven fiberglass mat that is coated in asphalt granules. The fiberglass and asphalt work together to provide a product that is fire resistant, light weight, thin and rugged. Part of the material’s durability stems from the installation. When installed by a GAF Master Elite certified contractor, you can have peace of mind knowing the system was properly installed.


While asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roof options, your roof doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s if you get this product. GAF shingles come in a variety of styles and colors. You can get a slate look-a-like in a green hue or a wood look-a-like in a brown hue. You may be able to find a product with a lot of dimensions or something a little flatter.


The cost of your new roof may vary from one roofing contractor to another, but asphalt is typically a cost-effective option. GAF offers a variety of shingle lines that come in at various budget points, which increases the chance of you being able to find shingles in your price point. When compared to slate, clay tile and wood shakes, asphalt shingles are a budget friendly option.

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When it is time for a new roof, you want to pick a product that will last a long time and look good. Work with a trusted professional here at ABM Services & Renovations to make your roof replacement as stress-free as possible.