Shingles and Gutters Anatomy

Aug 10, 2021 | Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Blog, Gutters

What are Shingles Made Out Of?


Shingles are made of asphalt, fiberglass, or metal. They vary in style depending on the desired look and durability. Most shingles have a lifetime warranty that will cover any defects for up to 20 years from when they were purchased. Shingle warranties may not cover wind damage but can be repaired by a certified roofer if your home is having problems with water penetration because it’s due to a damaged product rather than weather related issues.

Shingles are made up of three main parts: a base layer, insulation, and an upper protective layer that will protect them from harsh weather elements. The shingle’s thickness or profile determines which part goes on top (base then insulation) as well as how much heat transfer there is between the home and outdoors during colder months when they can be covered by snowfall. A roof’s exterior is a delicate system that needs to be maintained in order for it to last longer. You should also pay attention to your gutters and fascia boards so the outside of your home can stay presentable for years.

What are Gutters Made Out Of?


The gutters on your roof are made out of a few different materials. Gutters can be metal, aluminum, or plastic for example, and may even have copper in them. The material that the gutter is constructed from will go a long way towards determining how long it lasts and what kind of maintenance needs to take place over its lifetime. We recommend gutters with copper because they’re more durable than others but if you don’t want to do any upkeep then we suggest getting the one made out of steel, aluminum, or PVC (which stands for polyvinyl chloride).

Gutters are a necessary component of any roof system, which is why it’s important to know what they’re made out of. Gutters carry water off the top of a building and away from your home or business. Gutters come in two types: seamless and welded seams. Seamless gutters have no gaps where rainwater might leak through while welded ones sometimes find those gaps at the joints or welds. Gutters that are leak-free (and don’t need to be replaced) last longer, which is why it’s important to invest in the best material for your home. Welded Gutters are made of galvanized steel so they will not rust or corrode in a harsh environment.

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