While there are a wide range of options in roofing, fiberglass composition shingles are by far the most popular, and they are present on almost 85% of housing structures. The “composition” of composition shingles includes a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the core of the shingle. This mat is coated with mineral fibers that adhere to the fiberglass, and then both layers are covered with asphalt, which waterproofs the shingle. A final layer of ceramic granules are layered over the asphalt, providing a layer against the harsh outdoor elements.
Most composition roofing generally falls into one of three major categories:
Composition shingles offer great benefits to homeowners:
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