Asphalt shingles have always been the most popular roofing material in the country since the early 20th century, and there is no sign of it losing its place. In today’s post, Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing takes a look at the reasons why asphalt shingle roofing is so popular.
Durability and Longevity
Asphalt shingle roofs are durable and typically last for 20 to 30 years with proper care and maintenance. Thanks to modern manufacturing methods, asphalt shingle roofs have features that make them more resistant to wind, fire, and impact damage. Some asphalt shingle products have additional features such as resistance to algae growth and reflective qualities that help reduce radiant heat absorption. These features are not dependent on asphalt shingle color, style or profile, which means you can avail such features and choose virtually any look for your new roof. Reputable roofing manufacturers also offer exceptional coverage that will help make sure that you get the most years out of your asphalt shingle roof.
Value for Money
Many homeowners choose asphalt shingles because they strike a good balance between cost, performance and service life. Even traditional three-tab asphalt shingles — generally considered as “basic” or “entry-level” roofing — are not short on features like wind and impact resistance, and typically have a wide selection of colors. Also, installation is not as complex as other roofing systems like tile and may have comparatively lower labor costs.
Wide Range of Colors and Styles
Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors and styles. In addition to the aforementioned three-tab shingles, you can also choose laminate or architectural shingles, as well as premium options that mimic other roofing styles like slate and tile. In fact, it isn’t difficult to find an asphalt shingle style that will match the design that you have in mind.
Asphalt shingles provide the flexibility that allows homeowners to create their dream home design without compromising performance or value, making it the most popular roofing material available. Learn more about it by calling Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing at (512) 550-0000 or (210) 906-0046. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.