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Thursday, February 2, 2017

asphalt roofing has no discontents

As usual, we have no statistics to back this up, but towers of ilium considers asphalt roofing shingles to be one of the greatest success stories of modern building products. What makes them so good is that the aesthetic character of the modern roof shingle is unique. Marketing attempts to equate it with wood and slate, but homeowners and roofers don't spend a second of thought on how it is visually comparable to historic products.

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