Your Santa Rosa home’s roof has a huge impact on how it looks and also on just how effectively it works to shield the inside from water and the rest of the California weather. And in Santa Rosa, CA, composition shingles are still the most common type of shingle used today. At Titan Roofing and Construction, we think that the more information you have on your roof, the better. And that includes understanding the basics behind composition shingles. Knowing more about them can help ensure that you pick the right option for your home.
What Are Composition Shingles?
Composition shingles are the most common roof covering in the country. They are found on about 80% of all homes in the country and in Santa Rosa, CA, due to numerous reasons. They’re also referred to as ‘asphalt shingles’ due to the materials used in their creation. Here are a few other basics about them:
- Each shingle has a strip with notches cut at even spaces, creating the look of three separate shingles when installed properly.
- Architectural or dimensional shingles are higher quality composition shingles with a thicker construction. They cast shadow lines that create a richer, more textured appearance on roofs.
- Composition shingles are coated with a layer of granules that protect the shingle from the elements. These granules can often resist fungus growth, stand up to the Texas sunlight, and add color.