Asphalt shingle has a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. The mat is made from wet, random-laid fiberglass bonded with urea-formaldehyde resin. The mat is then coated with asphalt which contains mineral fillers and makes the fiberglass shingle waterproof.
A newer design of fiberglass asphalt shingle, called laminated or architectural, uses two distinct layers which are bonded together with asphalt sealant. Laminated shingles are heavier, more expensive, and arguably more durable than traditional 3-tab shingle designs. Laminated shingles also give a more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface.
Features of Asphalt Shingle
Asphalt shingle is a new type of roof shingle. It is one of the most widely used roofing covers because it is relatively inexpensive and fairly simple to install, and easy to cut, fit, and fasten. Asphalt shingle is compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products, and doesn't require specialized accessories for roof edges, wall terminations, chimney or vent flashings.
1. Possessing good thermal insulation performance under both high and low temperature.
2. Possessing good waterproofing and corrosion resistant performance.
3. It has an extremely wide application. It can be applied in different shapes of buildings, such as arc roof and round roof because its flexibility.
4. With low aging rate, being able to maintain the original performance after long-time use.
5. Possessing excellent handling characteristics and easy operation.
6. Possessing wonderful appearance. It provides a series of colors in order to meet with different requirements on aesthetic taste.