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Old 04-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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asphalt or fiberglass?

I don't know if I should put this under a new thread or not.Is asphalt shingles the same as a fiberglass? If it isn't which is better?

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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asphalt or fiberglass?

Yes they are one and the same. They are called fiberglass because these asphalt shingles have a fiberglass mat. The fiberglass mat has proven to be more durable than the older organic mat shingles. The more popular brands such as Certainteed have fiberglass mats.

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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asphalt or fiberglass?

Nearly all shingles are made with an asphalt composition, with the exception of the ones made of modified bitumen.

Organic shingles have a center reinforcement core composed of an organic asphalt saturated material. Sometimes these are erroneously called asphalt shingles.

Fiberglass shingles contain a fiberglass reinforcement core which provides superior reinforcement strength, as long as it is a higher weight quality shingle.

Nearly all of the higher end shingles, called architectural shingles are composed of the fiberglass reinforcement core, if that tells you what the manufacturers think.


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Old 04-15-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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asphalt or fiberglass?

thank you very much!!
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