Finding the Best Roofing
Winters can be hard on a house here in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Having plenty of insulation in the attic, getting the water lines and pipes wrapped, and having ample firewood or oil for heat are essential. Another important factor for a home in this area is the roofing of the house. Today, we’re going to explore the use of fiberglass shingles, answer common questions, and look at the facts if they are an acceptable roof covering for homes in this area.
Are fiberglass roof shingles any good?
- Lighter weight, making installation easier and faster and making labor cheaper.
- Fire resistance
- The initial cost is cheaper.
- Environmentally friendlier than standard asphalt shingles
Are all asphalt shingles fiberglass?
Are fiberglass shingles better than asphalt?
Are fiberglass shingles the same as architectural shingles?
Are fiberglass shingles expensive?
- Fiberglass Roofing Material: $40 per square to $200 per square
- Fiberglass Roofing Installation: $80 per square to $200 per square
- Total Cost of Fiberglass Installation: $120 per square to $400 per square
Are fiberglass shingles fireproof?
Fiberglass shingles can meet those requirements. They have extreme fire retardance, rated at Class-A, the highest rating possible in fire resistance. This means this roofing material doesn’t contribute to fire spreading from roof to roof for exterior fires and will stay together when it is part of a house fire. Other shingles may break off in bits and pieces, blowing around like embers. Fiberglass shingles will withstand a burning fire for almost two hours. Class-A rated fiberglass shingles do not break, crack, slide off or warp, never exposing the underlying decking.