Asphalt shingles have been around since 1901. Much of their popularity is due to their versatility and durability. The asphalt shingles that you see on most residential roofing have come a long way from their humble beginnings. The materials used today are a product of more than a century’s worth of research and technology.
Let’s take a look at what makes this roofing solution the number one choice of many homeowners.
Asphalt is just one of the many modern products derived from crude oil. You can easily determine the quality of the asphalt from the quality of the crude oil used to produce it. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) assesses asphalt quality based on many categories. One important standard is whether heavy or light crude oil is used. As a top roofing contractor, Quality Assurance Roofing recognizes that light crude oil tends to flow easily and is a poor choice for asphalt composition.
More Asphalt, Less Filler
As the price for crude oil continues to rise, asphalt shingle prices are expected to increase with it. Because of this, many unscrupulous manufacturers and contractors resort to diluting their asphalt mix with fillers.
Fillers, however, are an essential part of asphalt shingle composition. Minerals like limestone and dolomite strengthen the asphalt and make it less susceptible to damage like cracks and curling. The best asphalt shingles use just the right balance between fillers and asphalt to produce only the best roofing material.
As a GAF Master Elite® contractor and CertainTeed® SELECT ShingleMaster™, Quality Assurance Roofing guarantees our clients only the best materials for their asphalt shingle roofing needs. We are residential and commercial roofing contractors using only products that pass ASTM’s rigorous international standards to ensure customer satisfaction. Call us today at (479) 239-5469 to get a free consultation and estimate. We serve Houston, TX, and all nearby areas.