We prioritize the use of top-tier raw materials in our asphalt shingles to ensure durability. At the heart of our preferred shingles are three essential elements: a resilient fiberglass base mat, waterproofing asphalt, and high-performing surface granules.

The process begins with feeding a fiberglass mat into a production line. The mat is submerged into a saturator tank with hot asphalt, which coats the fibers. Ceramic-coated mineral granules are then added as a top layer, providing UV protection and an appealing finish.

Core Components:

  • Fiberglass Mat: Composed of fine glass fibers bound together, this mat forms the structural backbone of the shingle, delivering reinforcement and longevity.
  • Asphalt: This acts as a waterproofing agent, securing the granules and enhancing the shingle’s overall strength.
  • Granules: These opaque, crushed rock particles shield the asphalt from UV rays, preventing premature aging.

Once coated, the shingles are surfaced with fine materials like sand or slag to prevent sticking during storage.

Beneath the Surface:

  • Backsurfacing: Fine minerals, usually sand or slag, are applied to the back of the shingle to stop them from adhering to each other.
  • Sealant Strips: Asphalt self-sealing strips bond shingles together to resist wind uplift, with our preferred CertaSeal™ technology from CertainTeed providing wind protection up to 130 MPH.

Quality Assurance: Our shingles come with a clear polyester film on the back, imprinted with codes for quality monitoring and tracking. Testing for shingle toughness and tear resistance aligns with the ASTM D3462 standard, while Underwriters Laboratories (UL) ensures our shingles meet stringent quality measures.

Key Standards:

  • Class A fire and flammability rating in line with UL standard 790.
  • Wind resistance graded per UL standard 997.
  • Tear resistance classified under ASTM D3462.

Our compliance certificates are available online, providing detailed wind ratings based on shingle type and roof system setup.

These components and methods come together to produce high-quality roofing materials that not only protect homes but also enhance their aesthetic value. The structural integrity and visual appeal are ensured through precise manufacturing processes and rigorous testing.

Variations and Applications:

  • Three-Tab Shingles: These cost-effective choices provide a straightforward, traditional appearance.
  • Architectural Asphalt Shingles: Offering more dimensionality and visual appeal, these are popular for their enhanced durability and stylish look.
  • Designer Shingles: For those seeking unique aesthetics, these provide varied textures and colors.

Installation Essentials:

  • Underlayment: Crucial for moisture barrier and added protection.
  • Ice and Water Barrier: Installed at eaves and valleys to combat ice damming.
  • Flashing and Drip Edge: Essential for shedding water away from vulnerable areas.
  • Ventilation Systems: Proper attic ventilation ensures roof longevity and efficiency.

Environmental Impact and Warranty: We are committed to durability and reliability, backed by rigorous quality standards. Our products promise long lifespans and come with warranties that affirm their performance.

In conclusion, our asphalt shingles reflect our dedication to quality and innovation, ensuring both durability and aesthetic enhancements for homeowners. Through meticulous manufacturing processes and adherence to strict standards, our preferred shingles provide a reliable, high-quality roofing solution.

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