There are so many types of roofing to choose from but it’s very clear that asphalt shingles are the most popular. The benefits of asphalt shingles make it a popular choice for many home and business owners.
BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY
Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors and textures. It is easy to match the color and design of your home with the wide range of shapes and sizes to choose from. Additionally, you can find asphalt shingles that mimic wood, cedar, or slate without the robust price tag.
Asphalt shingles are affordable and very cost effective. Since these types of shingles have many pricing options you have many choices that help you stick to your budget.
Asphalt shingles have been in existence for more than 100 years. The roofing product has a very long-life expectancy and is an ideal weight for most structures. They are very durable and offer fire resistance. It has also been found that homeowners that choose this type of roofing material experience fewer leaks.
TIP: If a homeowner decides to purchase a class 4 shingle, you will get many added benefits. These include protection from cracking or splitting and excellent wind performance. Additionally, you may be able to receive insurance discounts for upgrading to a class 4, impact-resistant shingle.
LOW MAINTENANCE AND EASY REPAIR
Repairs and maintenance on asphalt roofing are relatively simple. Below are some important steps to take to keep your asphalt roof in tip top shape.
Do regular housekeeping. This includes routine cleaning and clearing the roof and related sections. Regularly clear debris from the roof and trim away any vegetation that overhangs the roof. When clearing away debris, pay close attention to your vents, downspouts, skylights, and chimney. Remember, getting on a roof can be dangerous. If you have any hesitation about doing your roof cleaning yourself, hire a professional.
Inspect your roof frequently. Once the roof is clean, look for any potential problems. Look for missing or buckled shingles. Make sure the flashing, gutters and downspouts are in good working condition. Doing small repairs before a problem gets too big will protect your home or office and save you money in the future.
Keep records for roofing replacements and repairs. This type of information will be valuable in a potential home sale.
INHIBITS ALGAE GROWTH
Most of the roofing materials have algae growth problems. For example, wood-based roofs are more prone to algae growth. But with asphalt shingles, there is no issue.
Asphalt shingles can insulate sound. The overall roofing system created with asphalt can inhibit any sound entering inside the home.
Maintaining the temperature of the home may be a major concern for many homeowners. Using asphalt shingles, the home’s temperature can be reduced a few degrees. Additionally, when installing the entire roof, an underlayment helps reflect the sun’s infrared radiations, keeping the home cool.
When asphalt shingles do reach the end of their life, they can happily be recycled. Many times, recycled shingles are used in paving, plus much of the scrap from the production process is recycled. When you are talking to your roofing contractor, ask about their recycling practices.
The quality, as well as the aesthetics of your roofing, depend on the kind of material that was used. There are many kinds of roofing available, slate, cedar, tiles, or metal. These other materials may require higher installation charges and may not be very effective. Asphalt shingles are comparatively inexpensive and come in a huge range of colors, designs, and forms to help you achieve the right look for your roof. Additionally, their strength makes them stand up against heavy weather. Lastly, what could be better than the fact they are easily disposable!
HAVE QUESTIONS? ASK AN EXPERT
If your home or office needs a new roof or repairs, contact us at Williams Roofing Company. Contact our team to discuss the different colors, designs and performance options for asphalt roofing. We can help you find the look you desire, and our expert team will take care of all your installation needs. Contact us today!