Shingle roofs are a very common sight in South Florida. Shingle roofs are so popular because they are quick to install, cost-effective and offer good hurricane protection. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of color combinations that allow a selection that can meet any customer’s needs.
New shingle designs feature many things that the old-style shingles could not deliver. They feature a deep dimension in order to give the roof contrast and mimic natural roofing systems such as shake. These shingles also feature an integrated fiberglass backing to give maximum strength. Where the shingles overlap there is an adhesive layer that is designed to bond the shingles permanently. With all of these revolutionary improvements, some shingles boast a 130MPH wind rating.
Shingles are becoming increasingly recyclable making them a possible candidate for a more green roof. Recycled asphalt shingles are being used in road construction, patching compounds and even new shingles!