Asphalt roofing shingles are a type of shingle used for waterproofing roofs. Asphalt is an inexpensive roof covering and, since 1901, have been widely used throughout the United States. There are two types of asphalt: organic and fiberglass. Organic asphalt is made with a base of materials like wood and paper pulp saturated with asphalt so it’s waterproof. Fiberglass asphalt is made of glass fiber and coated with asphalt.
Asphalt is known for being wind, hail, fire and algae resistant and comes in a variety of shapes and colors.