Asphalt shingles remain the number one roofing material choice for both homeowners and residential roofing service providers in the country. It’s versatile, durable and affordable. The demand for this material has seen its ups and downs over the years but has maintained an upward trend in general. As one of the most popular roofing systems today, its manufacturing has enjoyed many innovations.
Let our expert roofing contractors at Polk Contracting Inc. walk you through the unique production process that gives us the ubiquitous shingle roofing system.
What Is a Shingle?
Shingle roofing traces its roots back to ancient Rome. Wooden tabs lined the roofs of early Roman structures typically made of cedar or pine. Babylonians developed the earliest versions of the asphalt that we use today, derived from asbestos and used in a variety of construction work. Now, your roofing contractor gets their products directly from manufacturers who have industrialized asphalt shingle production into the efficient well-oiled machine that it is today.
Asphalt Shingle Production
The process in making asphalt shingles are more or less similar regardless of brand, however, the specific details and composition are a highly-guarded secret. The shingles start out as a roll of organic felt or fiberglass mat which is then passed through a series of loopers and coaters that provide them with the granules that serve as the roof’s primary line of defense. The final product is treated with heat and pressure to strengthen the bonds between the materials and produce an extremely durable composite.
Polk Contracting Inc. is your number one trusted roofing company as well as insurance restoration contractor. We use only high-grade asphalt shingles to provide our customers with the strong and quality roofing that we have been known for. Give us a call at (410) 660-2922 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and get a free estimate today. We serve homes in Abingdon, Bel Air, and all nearby areas in MD.