When it comes to roofing replacements, there is no material more popular in North America than asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles became the standard of the roofing industry in the mid-20th century, as they became widely manufactured and easily available. Today they have maintained their status due to a variety of factors that make them an attractive option for homeowners in need of a roof replacement! If you’re interested in learning more about what makes asphalt shingles such a good roofing option, keep reading below!
One of the principal reasons that asphalt shingles have enjoyed such a long run of dominance in the roofing market is that they are the most affordable option on the market. Asphalt shingles are manufactured by a variety of companies, helping to drive down the cost of the shingles. They also require minimal processing in comparison to metal, slate, or rubber roofing, making them an affordable option for homeowners looking for replace their home’s roof on a budget.
Another reason that homeowners like asphalt shingles is that they are beautiful, and highly customizable. In addition to their widespread manufacturing helping to keep production costs down, the fact that so many companies produce asphalt shingles means that they have become available in nearly any color option you can imagine. This means if you have a particular vision in mind for your home’s exterior, you can almost certainly find the option you’re looking for with asphalt shingles.
Homeowners and contractors alike also appreciate asphalt shingles for their durability. Well-installed asphalt roofs can last for well over 2 decades, and potentially much longer if they are properly-maintained along the way. If you’re in search of a roofing option that will keep your home protected for years to come, asphalt shingles are a fantastic choice!
Wind & Fire Resistant
Speaking of durability, asphalt shingles are also highly wind & fire resistant. Most asphalt shingle roofs are installed with starter shingles that are fitted with extra adhesives and installed at the edges of your roof in order to stop winds from pulling the shingles away from the roof during high winds.
Furthermore, asphalt shingles have a Class A Fire rating, which is the highest mark available. If you’re looking for a roofing option that will provide you home with the maximum amount of resistance to damage, asphalt shingles are a great option to choose!
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If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s asphalt shingle installation services, we are ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!