Norfolk, Virginia Architectural Shingle Roofing
GAF Residential Fiberglass Shingle Roofing Systems in Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Residential GAF Timberline Architectural Shingles
Asphalt shingles come in two varieties: Fiberglass and organic.Fiberglass shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, and topped with ceramic granules that shield the product from harmful UV rays. Because of the composition of the fiberglass mat, less asphalt is needed to give the shingles their durability and strength. The result is a lighter weight and thinner roofing material. Fiberglass shingles also have a higher fire rating than organic varieties and generally carry a longer warranty. Fiberglass shingles were developed in the 1980s, but have quickly become the roofing material of choice for most homeowners and contractors today.
The traditional organic mat-based shingles are made from a recycled layer of felt paper, asphalt-saturated for waterproofing, and coated with adhesive asphalt into which the ceramic granules are embedded. With 40 percent more asphalt than their fiberglass counterparts, the traditional organic mat-based shingles are heavier, thicker and more costly. While organic shingles are considered more rugged and more flexible, they are also more absorbent and can warp over time. The additional asphalt content also makes them less environmentally friendly.
Norfolk, VA Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingles
Our roofing company prefers to only install GAF timberline roofing products. It is the best roofing shingle on the market today and I give them an A for reliability. GAF has a full line of colors and accessories to match! There is also a lifetime warranty available for architectural roofing shingles. If you live in the Norfolk, Virginia area I would highly recommend GAF roofing shingles because of the wind resistance and outstanding performance! Gaf roofing shingles are top of the line and almost all roofing contractors in Norfolk, VA use them on every roofing project. Just about every roofer in the Norfolk, Virginia agrees with this fact.
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Now also I have installed atlas roofing shingles, Tamko roofing shingles, CertainTeed roofing shingles, Owens corning roofing shingles and many other oddball brands. Consumer reports and a few others all say the CertainTeed Shingles are the best! It has the strongest fiberglass mat which helps make it tear proof. However when it is hot they scar awful bad and very easily. I had a big loss from this once in Norfolk, VA. I had to replace almost half the roof because of scar marks on the roofing shingles. You could not see them from the ground and for the most part scaring the shingles in the summertime is normal to a certain degree. CertainTeed roofing shingles scar very bad, way worse than GAF roofing shingles in the heat. GAF shingles are easy to match if you are doing a repair in Norfolk, VA. I love the Cobra ridge vent system offered by GAF.