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Benefits of an Asphalt Roof

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for a reason
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Aug 31, 2022

Shingles can be made from a variety of different materials. Asphalt, however, is one of the more popular materials used to make shingles in the United States. In fact, up to 80% of homes in the US have asphalt shingles. But why are they so popular?

Here are some of the reasons why asphalt shingles are so widely used.

Benefit #1

Asphalt Shingles Are Affordable

One of the major reasons why asphalt shingles are so popular is that they are affordable. Even though replacing a roof can be expensive, choosing asphalt shingles can make it much more cost-effective in terms of the initial costs. Other materials may last longer, resulting in lower total costs, but asphalt shingles can have lower up-front costs.

Benefit #2

Asphalt Shingles Are Durable

Although asphalt shingles may not last as long as tiles or metal roofs, they are durable against the weather. Protecting your home from the elements is the primary purpose of a roof and asphalt shingles are up to the task. Plus, they can last up to 20 years before needing to be replaced.

Benefit #3

Asphalt Shingles Are Easy to Repair

Typically, asphalt shingles are easy to repair. This doesn’t mean that homeowners should repair them on their own. You should still call in a professional. But their popularity means that any roofer you call is likely to have experience with asphalt shingles. Plus, because each shingle is small, if roof damage occurs, it’s likely that only a small section of the roof will need to be repaired.

Benefit #4

Asphalt Shingles Are Easy to Install

Just as asphalt shingles are easy to repair, they’re also usually easy to install. This means that if you have to get your roof replaced, it’ll typically take less time for the roofers to install a shingle roof than it might take for them to install other types of roofing materials.

Benefit #5

Asphalt Shingles Are Versatile

Asphalt shingles can come in a variety of different styles and colors. This means that you have your choice of what will look best with your home.

Benefit #6

Asphalt Shingles Are Traditional

Because asphalt shingles are so ubiquitous amongst residential roofs, it’s often considered to be the traditional look for a home. If you’d like your home to match the others in the neighborhood, then shingles are a good choice. Chances are good that most houses in your area will also have asphalt shingles.

Benefit #7

Asphalt Shingles Don’t Rust

If you live by the ocean, then there could be a risk of rusting if you have a metal roof. That’s not a type of roof damage that you have to worry about with an asphalt shingle roof, however.

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