A roof is one of the most expensive investments you will make in your home, so you want to select the material wisely with a knowledgeable and experienced roofing contractor. Here is some information on one of the least expensive roof materials available today – asphalt shingles.
What is an Asphalt Shingle?
An asphalt roofing shingle is a type of roof shingle or wall that uses asphalt for waterproofing. In North America, an asphalt shingle is one of the most widely used roofing covers because it has a relatively inexpensive up-front cost and is relatively simple to install.
Out of all of the types of roofing materials available to you, the asphalt shingle is the cheapest and most common. They are also the most popular on the market today.
Here are some of the benefits of using asphalt roofing shingles:
- A large variety of colors
- A large variety of styles
- Very durable
- Manufactured with an adherence to strict guidelines.
- You can also use rolled asphalt which is rolled over the roof and then nailed in place. It does the same type of job as the shingles.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Suitability for a wide range of temperatures.
- Provide reliable waterproofing.
In Florida, with the intense sunlight and temperature extremes, asphalt shingle roofs last 15 to 20 years. Algae can cause black marks on a roof, or you can look for an algae-resistant shingle which contains copper granules that can help prevent new growth. Dark asphalt shingles tend to exhibit inconsistencies in color and are prone to fading.
When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles continue to be a good choice providing a beautiful, affordable and reliable roofing solution for any residence. Asphalt roofing shingles have a large variety of styles, textures, and colors to choose from and are cost-effective, durable, and easy to maintain.
- Wide array of vibrant, gorgeous colors
- Wide selection of textures
- Huge choice of shingle styles
- Look like wood, cedar, or slate
- Very affordable
- Many pricing options
- Superb value
Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc.
No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to deliver quality service to its clientele in local communities, and therefore has years of experience in re-roofing and patching flat roofing systems.
No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.