Asphalt shingles are the go-to roofing material for homeowners across the country, thanks to their durability and versatility. However, several misconceptions from decades ago still circulate about this roofing material.
Asphalt Shingles Are Made With Asbestos
In the past, asphalt shingles did contain asbestos. But since it was discovered that asbestos is a toxic substance, roofing manufacturers have stopped using asbestos in shingles. Nowadays, strong mineral stabilizers are used for asphalt shingles to ensure the roofing material is safe.
New Shingles Should Never Lose Granules
Homeowners sometimes notice that their new asphalt shingles are shedding granules. This is normal and occurs after installation. Don’t worry because these granules are only excess from manufacturing. However, if your new shingles keep losing granules weeks after it was installed, you should have your roof checked by your contractor.
Dark-Colored Asphalt Shingle Roofs Can Make Your Interior Warmer
It is generally known that dark colors absorb more heat while light colors absorb less since they reflect light. However, this does not mean that you should completely avoid dark shingles. As long as you have proper attic insulation and ventilation, a dark roof wouldn’t affect your indoor temperatures. This is because attic insulation prevents outdoor temperatures from affecting your interior. It works hand in hand with your attic ventilation, which removes humidity and heat in the attic. If you have these two systems in place, you can use dark-colored asphalt shingles even if you live in a warmer region.
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