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What are Fiberglass Shingles?

The most common type of roof in the US is the asphalt roof with asphalt shingles. It has been a common choice for many years because it is inexpensive, relatively durable, and looks good on just about any house. More recently, innovation has produced the fiberglass shingle. Fiberglass shingles are similar in appearance to the asphalt shingle, but is distinct in many ways.

Fiberglass shingles are made of glass fibers and mineral granules. There is no paper in these shingles, so they are much more fire resistant than your typical asphalt roof. They are also very heat resistant, which, if properly maintained, can help maintain a comfortable temperature in your house and lower your energy costs. One more tip: fiberglass shingles absorb less moisture than your typical asphalt shingle.

Asphalt and fiberglass shingles may have different compositions yet they look identical and are installed the same way too. Fiberglass shingles are a superior choice for homes in warmer climates because of their ability to resist heat. In a colder climate, an asphalt roof would be a better choice because fiberglass can become brittle when very cold.

If you have any other questions about fiberglass roofs or would like to have one installed, feel free to contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).