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How are asphalt shingles made?

In the United States, asphalt shingles are categorized as either organic-based or fiberglass-based. Organic-based asphalt 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 asphalt 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 granules.

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How do I determine if my roof needs replacing?

Typically due to the long-term effects of weathering, most homes in and around Franklin will need roof repair or replacing. If a residential roof is more than 20 years old, it is a prime candidate. To determine if you need a new roof:

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Will my old roof have to be completely torn off?

Asphalt shingles can often be applied directly over existing roofing in Franklin, MA without the necessity of tearing off the old roof. However, new shingles cannot be properly applied over hard or brittle materials, uneven surfaces for nailing or roof decks with warped, rotted or unsound support that should first be replaced or repaired.

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Why Asphalt?

For roofing in Franklin, MA and surrounding areas, asphalt shingles are the perfect choice. Asphalt shingles are the leading choice for residential roofing in the United States because they provide quality, durability, versatility and economy. Over 12.5 billion square feet of asphalt shingle products are manufactured annually – enough to cover more than 5 million homes every year. 80% of homes are roofed with asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles offer the widest array of colors, shapes, and textures available. With an enormous range of styles, asphalt shingles can match nearly every type of architectural design, and achieve virtually any desired effect – and, affordably.

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Can you list some of the benefits of choosing asphalt shingles?

No problem:

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Are there different types of asphalt shingles?

Yes. Here they are:

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