Asphalt shingles roofing systems remain the most popular roofing choice for homeowners thanks to their strength and affordability. Despite seeing competition from newer materials in the past few years, asphalt shingles are still the top pick. Read on as Universal Roofing and Exteriors explains why.
Advanced Asphalt Shingles
The technical advances that propelled modern roofing materials like metal didn’t leave asphalt behind, and asphalt is now more durable and elementally resilient than ever before. In the past, asphalt was just a shingle component, and, while stronger than wood, it was still vulnerable to water intrusion and physical trauma.
Now, asphalt roofing boasts multiple barriers and natural ventilation to avoid moisture penetration. The same technologies have also bolstered its resilience, making it more fire-, wind-, and impact-resistant than it was in the past.
Asphalt and the Environment
The same advances in technology have made asphalt shingles one of the more environmentally friendly choices, often on par with metal and other stronger roofing systems. The advent of computerized equipment has also made production more efficient, and resulting in less waste. Your torn-off asphalt shingles are recyclable and can be used to create roads throughout the country. And if that wasn’t enough, you can even invest in specialized asphalt shingles with higher solar reflectance, allowing you to reduce your home’s energy usage considerably.
As a GAF Master Elite™ residential roofing contractor, we have access to the industry’s top-of-the-line asphalt shingles designed with performance and efficiency in mind. From Lifetime asphalt shingles to variants that look like natural wood, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that when we install your new asphalt shingles, your home will be beautiful and well protected for decades.
Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 for more information on our services. We offer top-of-the-line asphalt shingles roofing throughout Carmel and Northside of Indianapolis, IN.