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Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties. They are used because of their strong waterproofing capabilities and overall strength. Exterior Renovations works with all the major manufacturers of  shingles for asphalt roof replacements. Your new roof will be backed by a full warranty. In addition to the warranty offered by the product manufacturers, Exterior Renovations provides its own workmanship warranty – one of the highest in the industry.

Many homeowners are not familiar with the details and terminology associated with their roof, click here to view a glossary of terms. That’s where Exterior Renovation’s project managers come in! We can provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated decision about roofing repair, replacement or installation for your home.

What are Asphalt Roofing Shingles and What is Asphalt’s Role in Roofing Shingles?

CertainTeed asphalt roofing Landmark shinglesAsphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent and it also holds the granules in place, providing overall strength to the roofing shingle. The best shingle will stay flexible and will not dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.



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Three Major Categories of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

3 –Tab

Strip asphalt roofing shingles are single-layered shingles typically designed to look like slate. Typically, they are  the lightest weight  shingles available in the market. Built on a tough fiberglass base, each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing. 3 – Tab shingles are used primarily by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes.


Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles are manufactured as multi-layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional roofing shingles typically are heavier in  weight than 3 – Tab shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.


Premium asphalt roofing shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional dimensional asphalt roofing shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles.

Premium  shingles might also have important functional improvements such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs.

Exterior Renovation’s crew has years of experience in asphalt roof replacement in the Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring areas of Montgomery County,

 If your home is in need of a new roof, contact us today for a quick and FREE ESTIMATE.

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Customer service is our focus.  We are committed to providing superior external home renovation services.  Our professionals have years of experience in home renovation projects We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and we are dedicated to completing each project on time, within budget and in a professional manner.