What are the colored fiberglass asphalt shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials for steep
roofs used today.An asphalt shingle is made out of many layers.The
top layer consists of granules imbedded in asphalt and a seal-down
strip.In the core of a shingle there is a fiberglass mat.The
longevity of a shingle depends on the quality of the asphalt,the
amount of asphalt used, and the quality of the fiberglass mat.
What styles of the colored fiberglass asphalt shingles
There are many different colors, textures, and patterns. The two
styles of shingles are single-layer shingles and laminated
shingles.There are many shapes of single-layer shingle,such
as:3-tab shingles,square shingles(Mosaic pattern),rhombic
shingles(Gothic pattern),scale-shaped shinlges.
What characteristics of the colored fiberglass asphalt shingles
Durable surface:the granules give the shingle color,reflect the
light,and give the shingle a durable surface;
Water-resistance:as one of waterproof materials,have good
Easy to install:light in weight,easy to install,high
effiiciency,cost saving and time saving;
Wind-resistance:the seal-down strip, when heated by the sun, melts
the shingles together to prevent wind uplift.
Self-cleaning:it can neither form obvious stain nor gather water
Ornamental:variety of shapes, more colors available and
stabilization of colors;
Environment friendly:heat and humidity resistence,can absorb
raindrop slap and noise;
Durability:hard granules,modified asphalt and high quality mat
guanrantee high using life;
Easy to maintain:they can be replaced quite easily without any
demanding roof work.
3 Tab Shingle
|Length: 1000mm ±3mm||Width: 333mm±3mm|
|Thickness: 2.6mm~2.8mm per layer|
|Colors: more than 12 kinds of colors available|
|Warranty: 20years, 30years, 50years, 70years|
|Packing: 21pcs / bundle|
|Installed area: 3.1m2 / bundle|
Remove any old roofing materials and repair loose or damaged
sections of roof sheathing. Make sure all flashing materials are in
place. Cover the entire roof surface with felt or waterproofing
membrane. Choose a waterproofing material compatible with the
shingles you plan to use.
Nail edge flashing to the eaves of the roof. Use 1 1/4-inch
galvanized nails if you are installing directly to the roof
sheathing, or 1 1/2-inch nails if you are working over existing
asphalt shingles. Place nails roughly 3 inches above the eaves of
Cut the tabs off a shingle to create a starter strip. This starter
strip reduces moisture infiltration under the first row of
shingles. Place the shingle face down on a flat surface and cut
using a utility knife and a straight edge. Nail this strip so that
it overhangs the roof edge by 1/4 inch. Repeat this process along
the entire bottom row of roofing.
Begin installing shingles starting along the lower corner of the
roof. The bottom of the first row of shingles should overlap the
starter strip completely so that it also overhangs the eaves by 1/4
inch. Place nails slightly above the tar line in each shingle.
Install each remaining row so that the tabs overlap the tar line of
each shingle by about 1/16 inch. As you start each row, cut each
shingle to a slightly different width so that the tabs will not
align with those on other rows. This helps keep moisture from
penetrating below the shingles.
Continue installing shingles so that you overlap the hips and ridge
line. Nail the shingles along the ridge line so that they curve
over the ridge and cover them with ridge cap shingles designed to
fit the profile of your roof.