Asphalt Roofs

There are a few different types of asphalt shingles. Comparison of these shingles is separated between the two major types; the organic and the non-organic (fiberglass).

Organic asphalt shingles were created in the late-1800s being a by-product of tar and asphalt-impregnated felts that were used for flat roofs. Early shingles contained cotton or wool fiber derived from old rags and was given the name “rag felt.”