Green living and energy efficiency are two things that are shaping the roofing trends this 2017. For many homeowners, it’s important that their roof is not only environmentally friendly, but sustainable as well. With this in mind, do asphalt shingles roofing still hold up to the new standards? Universal Roofing and Exteriors explains why they do.
The Design Options Still Hold Up
While asphalt shingles are more popular on traditionally designed homes, the innate versatility of the material and the available color options mean that you can get a more modern look for your asphalt shingles by picking the right colors. The general rule here is that the color should be neutral, cool, and simple to look at.
We suggest going with plain black, gray, or brown shingles for your roofing. These colors are the perfect fit for more modern homes since the monotone coloration really blends well with the overall minimalist architectural design.
Asphalt is Cost-Effective
Asphalt shingles remain the most affordable roofing type for homeowners. And while they do have a lower lifespan than metal roofing, they nevertheless have good physical resistance. The asphalt shingles we install have high impact ratings, making them surprisingly tough and durable. When properly maintained, asphalt shingles can last as long as your home.
Solar Panels are Easier to Install on Asphalt Shingles
Solar panels are easier to install on asphalt shingles thanks to the material’s abrasive surface and natural rigidness. Most asphalt shingles are also thin, which means they are easier to set up as attachment points for larger photovoltaic systems.
Asphalt shingles remain a top choice for residential roofing this 2017. If you’re planning to get asphalt shingles for your home, give us a call at (317) 376-1212 for more information on our services. We install asphalt shingle roofing in the Northside of Indianapolis and Carmel, IN, as well as other parts of Indiana.