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By: dfwroofingsolutions | April 14, 2015

Asphalt Shingle: Basic Information and Facts

An asphalt shingle is a type of roof shingle and sometimes even installed on the walls. Shingles are categorized as either organic-based or fiberglass-based. Organic-based Shingles are manufactured with a base (also termed mat or substrate) made of various cellulose fibers, such as recycled waste paper and wood fibers. This organic base is then saturated with a specially formulated asphalt coating and surfaced with weather resistant mineral granules. Fiberglass-based Shingles are manufactured with mat composed entirely of glass fibers of varying lengths and orientations. This fiberglass base is then surfaced with a specially-formulated asphalt coating, followed by weather-resistant mineral granule...

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