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Organic vs Fiberglass Shingles

Asphalt shingles are typically made from one of two materials: either organic or fiberglass. Both are commonly used, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Organic shingles are manufactured with a backing made from a natural material, typically paper. The benefit of this style of shingle is high durability due to a thick asphalt coating which handles cold climates and high winds well. However, organic shingles are heavier, more likely to warp if they absorb water, and are less fire-resistant than their fiberglass counterparts.
  • Fiberglass shingles are manufactured with a fiberglass backing, which is lighter and has a thinner layer of asphalt than organic shingles. Fiberglass shingles are lightweight, inexpensive, and better for the environment because they contain less asphalt. However, they are not as durable as organic shingles and aren’t ideal for cold or windy climates.  

Architectural vs 3-Tab Shingles

Asphalt shingles are typically made from one of two materials: either organic or fiberglass. Both are commonly used, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Organic shingles are manufactured with a backing made from a natural material, typically paper. The benefit of this style of shingle is high durability due to a thick asphalt coating which handles cold climates and high winds well. However, organic shingles are heavier, more likely to warp if they absorb water, and are less fire-resistant than their fiberglass counterparts.
  • Fiberglass shingles are manufactured with a fiberglass backing, which is lighter and has a thinner layer of asphalt than organic shingles. Fiberglass shingles are lightweight, inexpensive, and better for the environment because they contain less asphalt. However, they are not as durable as organic shingles and aren’t ideal for cold or windy climates.  
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