What are asphalt shingles made of?

Answer Asphalt shingles are actually several layers of asphalt, reinforcing mats and colored granules. The mats may be made of fiberglass or cellulose-fiber. The granules are usually minerals or ceramic a... Read More »

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Who invented asphalt shingles?

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the inventors of the asphalt shingle are Alfredo A. Bondoc, Duane A. Davis, Stanley P. Frankoski and Bruno E. Magnus. The patent for the ... Read More »

How to Install 3-Tab Asphalt Shingles?

Three-tab shingles are some of the easiest shingles to install. They are called three-tab shingles because the 36-inch long shingle is divided into three 12-inch tabs, with a split between each tab... Read More »

How to Install Asphalt Shingles?

Watching professionals install asphalt shingles makes the process look easy, but nothing is further from the truth. However, you can follow the same steps and achieve the same professional look. Yo... Read More »

How to Clean Asphalt Roof Shingles?

Asphalt roof shingles are a durable and popular material for protecting a homeowner's roof. While durable, asphalt shingles are susceptible to the accumulation of dirt and algae growth. It is the a... Read More »