Debunking Asphalt Shingle Myths and Misconceptions

Asphalt shingles are one of the most commonly used roofing materials. They’re reliable and affordable, so many homeowners choose them over other roof types. Unfortunately, there are still some misconceptions about asphalt shingles.

Asphalt Shingle Myths and Misconceptions

To ensure you have the right information about this type of roof, we debunk some common myths about asphalt shingles.

Asphalt Shingles Contain Asbestos

While it is true that asphalt shingles contained asbestos before, it is no longer true today. Asbestos was phased out in the 1960s due to its health risks, so roof manufacturers have stopped using this substance in their shingles. You can rest assured that modern asphalt shingles no longer contain asbestos, so you and your family are safe.

Asphalt Shingle Adhesive Cures Instantly

In any asphalt roof replacement project, the curing of the shingle adhesive takes time. Curing time depends on the weather since the adhesive used on asphalt shingles cures with the help of the sun’s heat. That said, it usually takes a few days for asphalt shingles to cure after their installation.

Asphalt Shingles Lose Granules After Installation

Granules are added onto asphalt shingles to provide an added layer of protection against the elements. It’s normal for excess granules to shed off after installation, so you don’t need to worry about your new shingles. But if you think your shingles are losing too much or it has led to significant granule loss, contact your roofer right away.

Berry Roofing & Solar is a commercial and residential roofing company that provides high-quality services. When it comes to roofing solutions, our team of skilled and experienced professionals will make sure to consider all the necessary variables. We also offer gutter replacement, attic insulation, solar tube lighting and more. To request a quote, fill out our contact form, or call us at (951) 900-1309.

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