Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the US and consist of a base material called ‘felt’ that is made of rag fiber or fiberglass mat that is impregnated with asphalt for waterproofing. The asphalt is topped with mineral or ceramic granules that block ultra-violet light that causes the shingle to deteriorate. The granules also give the shingles their color and pattern. As shingles age, the granules fall off and the asphalt below dries up.
There are 2 main types of asphalt tiles: Architectural and 3-Tab (flat), some with special features such as solar reflectivity for a Cool Roof, and others with special treatments to prevent fading and discoloration for up to 50 years.
CD Kaller is certified by the leading manufactures of asphalt shingles and is able to offer the best, and longest, manufacturers’ warranties