Asphalt shingles are one of the commonly used materials by major roofing contractors.  Asphalt shingling was developed in 1901.  Since then there have been many changes in shingles and roofing in general.  In 1901 asphalt shingles were made strictly from organic materials like oyster shells, slate, clay, and dolomite.

As these materials rose in price roofers made changes in how asphalt shingles were created.  Materials such as wool, jute, and wood pulp began being integrated into the development of shingling.  Research shows that with these changes there were no significant differences in the performance of asphalt shingling. With time came more changes and developments to asphalt shingles.  There are a number of differences in shingling today from shapes and textures.  Some shingles are made using materials that are resistant to wind, hail, fire, algae while some are locking and solar reflecting.

One question remains; what changes will 2017 and beyond bring to roofing?

Laminated asphalt shingles are in high demand even now.  Asphalt shingles are still popular for a number of reasons including their texture, design, and versatility.  They can also be modified to provide angles, shapes, and form.  The issues surrounding asphalt shingling come from its durability which varies from climate to climate.  In comparison to other roofing materials it has a short lifespan.  Laminated shingles help to improve upon durability.

Metal roofing, the use of solar roofing, and other advancements in roofing materials allow roofing contractors to recommend more durable, longer lasting roofs.  A new roof is not a simple overhaul and neither is the maintenance that should be done periodically.  The roof is unlike any other component of your home.  Changing the roof is a big project and should not be taken lightly.

With the uncertainties surrounding asphalt shingling and its longevity we are sure more roofing contractors will begin to look towards the future trends in roofing.  The use of roofing materials with the promise of a durable life span, fire resistances, increased roofing texture to withstand strong winds are sure to change the roofing industry.

Learn more about Home Pro Roofing and their vast line of custom roofing options installed by professional roofing contractors including: asphalt shingle roofing, shingle roof repair, and new shingle roof installation at http://homeproroofingmi.com/residential-roofing-services-shingle-roofs.php.  To contact one of our roofing contractors call 810.225.9080 today.

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