Over 75-percent of the homes in the United States have asphalt shingles on their roofs. The durability of an asphalt shingle makes it popular with homeowners. These shingles come in many colors and styles. When properly installed and maintained, asphalt shingles can last for 20 to 40 years.
Asphalt shingles are the most used on roofs. Organic-based shingles are constructed using felt paper and an asphalt backing. These are heavy and are considered to be more durable than fiberglass asphalt shingles. The asphalt content is more significant.