Asphalt Shingles are the most popular roofing shingle type in America today, mainly because they are economical and long-lasting. But there is a lot about asphalt shingles you might not now. Merv Kaufman, a staff writer at BobVila.com wrote a great article entitled Asphalt Shingles 101 that may provide you with information you never knew before, such as:

  • Asphalt shingles can be fiberglass or organic
  • The difference between  three-tab shingles and architectural singles
  • The different colors that are available
  • How Owens Corning’s Duration Premium Cool Shingles can save you money on heating and cooling costs
  • How durable asphalt shingles are in areas like Chicago that face very cold and snowy winters
  • How asphalt shingles compare to others in cost

Best of all, old asphalt shingles have great recycling potential!

Before you prepare to have a new roof installed on your home, we recommend that you read this informative article and then contact the roofing experts at Baltic Home Improvements, a leading contractor in the southwestern Chicago suburbs. We will be happy to provide you with a free estimate for your roofing repair or installation job.

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