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How are Roof Shingles Made?

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If you’re looking for quality roof shingles, our professional roofers in Pennsylvania can provide the perfect solution. 

Common Shingle Materials 

Asphalt roof shingles are the commonly used products for making house roofs. These roofing shingles can be produced from different raw products such as red cedar and pine. Young trees usually produce the most recent and latest popular roof shingles. These roof shingles should be sprayed with chemicals to make them durable and more resistant to fire as their counterparts are made from older trees. 

The maximum rating of these modern shingles can only be achieved by putting them over a particular special layer. Aluminum roof shingles have a more extended life period, but they are pricey. Asphalt roof shingles are approximately used by almost 90% of homeowners in America. This is because of their cheap maintenance cost, affordable price, and simplicity of installation. 

The Production Methodology

Asphalt roofing shingles are made by feeding a building product through the roofing machine that adds the other different materials one by one. Shingles and roll roofing can both be made on the same machine.

Looping On a Dry Surface Phase

The reel of the organic fiberglass is arranged and passed through the machine. The base product goes through a dry chamber first. When the incoming roll is depleted, and a new one is placed, the mating is piled in this chamber, allowing the roofing machine to continue to run.

Saturation Phase

The base/building product goes through a pre-saturated stage where hot asphalt is properly sprayed on one side to force out any form of liquidity, or moisture. The mixture is then poured into a drencher chamber full of hot asphalt. Soaking the organic mat in asphalt covers the fibers and fills the gaps.

Wet Looping Phase

The matting is folded once more. While the mat’s cover cools, it is absorbed into the felt, resulting in even more saturation.

Coating Phase

Both sides of the mat are covered with asphalt that has been balanced with a variety of powdered materials. The mat goes through a pair of reels that are distant apart to ensure that it receives enough coating. The saturation or wet looping phase might be skipped if this stage is adequate to cover fibers and existing spaces between them.

The surfacing of Minerals Phase

On the top surface of the covered mat, several ceramic fragments of the chosen hue are applied. On the rear surface, a covering of particles is applied. The covered mat goes through a succession of different stages, which fix the coating fragments in the mixture while cooling it.

Finishing Phase

The finished roofing product is stacked in a cooling chamber to allow the material to harden, creating a durable surface that can withstand harsh weather conditions. 

Cutting Phase

The final product of the shingle sheet is then placed into a cutting machine, where it is sliced into pieces of proper shape and size from the rear side. The machine splits the shingles products into bundles and then puts them together.

Packaging Phase

The Asphalt roof shingle bundles are taken to the warehouse where they will be wrapped and labeled.

Quality Assurance Phase

Each batch will have a specified number of the Asphalt roof shingles sent to a laboratory for rigorous testing to guarantee they fulfill the manufacturers’ strict standards.

Byproducts Phase

Waste goods/byproducts and offcuts are recycled as much as possible and reintroduced into the production cycle.

Contact C&C Family Roofing

Our professional roofers in Pennsylvania have the necessary skills and experience to assist you in installing the shingle roof of your choice. For additional info, a consultation, and quality services, including repair, gutters, siding, and replacement, contact us today.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Shingles

Signs You Need to Replace Your Shingles

How to Prolong Your Roof’s LifespanHow to Prolong Your Roof’s Lifespan

Has a recent storm caused a tree limb to fall on your home? Or maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had your roof inspected? Impact damage and aging roof systems can have many homeowners wondering about shingle repair and replacement.

 

Broken or Missing Shingles

Intense wind and impact damage from fallen tree limbs and debris can all cause shingles to dislodge or break. If only a few shingles are missing, you might be able to get away with a quick roof repair. However, large areas will require your entire system to be re-roofed. If you currently only have one layer of shingles, you can typically have another added for less cost than replacing the entire roof.

 

Curling or Clawing Shingles

Inspect the edges of your shingles – are the corners curling up or down? Referred to as curling or clawing (respectively), this is a sign of poor ventilation or a hidden leak somewhere in your home. Heat buildup from your attic can cause shingles to fade or curl, hindering their ability to repel water. This can lead to water damage down the road.

 

Missing Granules

Roof granules are a protective coating that grant shingles their ability to repel water and keep your property safe. Storm damage from intense winds or heavy rain can wash away these granules, making your shingles more vulnerable to breaking or hardening in the sun.

 

Flashing Damage

Roofers use flashing to prevent water from seeping in to the joints of your home’s roof and walls. This flashing’s fasteners are known to come loose over time, thanks to your home’s natural tendency to expand and contract with the weather. If you notice warping, rusting or other damage, have flashing replaced right away.

 

Are your shingles in need of repair or replacement? C & C Roofing keeps Pennsylvania homes and families safe with quality roof services.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Shingles

If you are looking for a roofing company near Southampton, C&C Family Roofing is ready to help you with your needs. Our President and owner, Gary Selleck, has been in the roofing business for over 40 years. When he started his own business many years ago, he wanted to make sure he paid tribute to his family Cole and Chelsey, which is why he named his company C&C Family Roofing. With every customer, C&C Family Roofing treats you like family. We offer the best service with affordable pricing and warranties to ensure our workmanship.

 

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