Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common and affordable roofing materials used in Franklin, Brentwood and Spring Hill Tennessee.
At Superior Roofing LLC, we use only the top brands of roofing materials for your residential or commercial project. By using the best quality asphalt shingles and complete roofing systems, we can assure you that if you choose Superior Roofing LLC in Franklin TN to be your roofing and construction specialist, that you will have peace of mind for years to come!
Helping property owners & architects to make their best and safest roofing choicesFounded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing.* Our success in growing the company to nearly $3 billion in sales has been based on our unique philosophy of:
- Helping supportive distributors and roofing contractors to build their businesses and avoid hassles
Here are just some of the reasons why we believe you should choose GAF to protect the things you treasure most:
*Source: 2010 Fredonia Group Study
CertainTeed Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials including roofing, vinyl and fiber cement siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, foundations, insulation, gypsum, ceilings, and pipe products. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed has approximately 6,000 employees and 65 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Through its Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO) initiative, CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for innovative building products and systems by delivering a superior Customer experience to a broader market through the development of exceptional team performance and world-class processes.
CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world. Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people in North America and approximately 109,000 people in 64 countries world-wide. Saint-Gobain’s North American companies operate 130 manufacturing facilities in industries as diverse as industrial ceramics and containers, reinforcements and flat glass, abrasives, and building materials.
TAMKO® was founded with a single asphalt shingle production line in 1944. Today, we offer an extensive selection of quality roofing products to homeowners from all walks of life. The Heritage® Series is TAMKO’s flagship brand of laminated asphalt shingles, offering outstanding curb appeal, performance and durability. Heritage® Vintage® Shingles feature striking cuts and angular lines. Heritage® Woodgate™ Shingles are designed with a wider cut that conveys a rugged yet refined wood shake look. And Heritage Premium and Heritage shingles are time-honored favorites.
TAMKO also produces quality 3-tab shingles as an economic and reliable residential roofing option.
You can also be confident in knowing that all TAMKO roofing products are manufactured using
recycled material. Since our founding, TAMKO has used recycled materials in the production of our
roofing products. In 2011 alone, TAMKO used 238 million pounds of recycled materials. We choose to
recycle not because it’s the trendy thing to do, but because it makes good business sense.
Asphalt shingles are composed of: a base material, either organic felt or glass-fiber mat, that provides support for the weather-resistant components and gives a shingle strength; asphalt and fillers; and surfacing material, generally in the form of mineral granules, that provides protection from impact and UV degradation and improves fire resistance.
The most common form of asphalt shingles are strip shingles. They are rectangular, the most prevalent size being 12 inches wide by 36 inches long. Metric shingles are 13-1/4 inches by 39-3/8 inches. Strip shingles most frequently have three tabs that are exposed along the length of the shingle for visual effect and are called 3 tab strip shingles.
Shingles may be produced in a single layer or two or more layers. The latter generally are known aslaminated strip shingles, or architectural shingles, and they have a three dimensional appearance.
Both 3-tab asphalt shingles and laminated asphalt shingles contain a strip of factory applied adhesive that is activated by the sun’s heat after installation and seals each shingle to the next course. The seal strip also provides much of a shingle’s resistance to wind uplift. Shingles with factory-applied adhesive have a strip of clear polyester film applied to each shingle to prevent the sealing strips from bonding the shingles together when packaged. When the shingles are installed, the self-sealing strips will not align with the plastic film strips and will bond to adjacent shingles. For this reason, the plastic film strips do not have to be removed.