Asphalt shingles are among the most common roofing materials available in the U.S. Some contractors may recommend this material for your next roofing project. Others might prefer other materials like metal or slate and tile. If you are not sure which to follow, the following benefits may help you decide.
Asphalt shingles have many options, so it could fit any type of house you have. You just need to have good eyes for color and texture. Homeowners can also choose among GAF’s three levels of shingle quality, namely: Three-Tab for roofing on a limited budget, Timberline® Lifetime if you wish for a roof with wood shake look, and Designer Lifetime, for timeless beauty and exceptional performance, especially for historic properties.
Asphalt shingles roofing keeps up with the trend of “green building” as it offers environmental advantages. First, it can help you save on energy costs as it regulates temperature in your house. Another good thing about it is that it can be recycled, so you don’t have to worry about contributing to solid waste. Old shingles can be used for roads, so there will be less need to use new oil and minerals. New shingles can be installed over old ones. This will help you save on tearing costs and, at the same time, reduce the need to dump into landfills.
Easy to Install
Unlike other types of roofing material, asphalt shingles can be easily installed, though easy in this case means in the context of professional work. Make sure you work with a reputable contractor in your area. Choose the contractor that is properly licensed and committed to continuous training of their personnel. In Universal Roofing and Exteriors, we guarantee a high-quality service as we are a GAF Master Elite™ contractor.
Asphalt shingles could be your best option for budget-conscious people. It has a relatively low upfront cost and according to some residential roofing contractors, the cost of repairing these shingles is still accessible than most of its contemporaries. Replacement of shingles is not even required in the near future, as it could last for about 15-17 years.
Properly installed asphalt shingles offers protection for your family. Thicker shingles are more wind-resistant and it must be installed using longer nails. The GAF Advanced Protection® Shingle, for instance, has passed the toughest wind resistance tests, such as the ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph) and ASTM D7158, Class H (150 mph).
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