Why Is Asphalt Shingle Roofing So Popular?

There are lots of choices available for roofing materials, but one type really stands out as the most popular choice for homeowners. According to Popular Mechanics, over 75% of homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roofs. Let’s take a closer look at why asphalt shingle roofing is so popular and why you also might consider using it the next time you get a replacement.

Widely Available

Asphalt shingles are made from fiberglass that is coated with tar and asphalt to make them waterproof. Virtually every roofing contractor has installed several asphalt shingle roofing projects and can install one on your home quickly and efficiently. The shingles are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes, which an experienced roofing contractor can use to make intricate and decorative patterns that are eye-catching and improve your home’s curb appeal.

Great Insulator

Their construction makes asphalt shingles very durable and highly resistant to the outdoor elements. They hold up well to high winds, torrential rains, and wintry conditions. They’re also great insulators that help to protect your home’s interior against the sun’s hot rays in the summer and cold winds and weather in the winter. A well-built asphalt shingle roof can last for between 20 and 30 years, according to our sources.

Easy Maintainenance and Repair

Another great feature of asphalt roofs is their ease of maintenance and repair. If you notice some loose or missing shingles, then a contractor can replace them quickly and easily with identical shingles. If the roof needs more extensive repairs, then the contractor can inspect it and take care of the repairs by removing just enough shingles to take care of any underlying problems before replacing the pieces.

Great Return Investment

A new roof always adds value to a home. According to Credit Karma, a new asphalt shingle roof will add about $18,000 in value to a standard-sized home with a two-sided roof. The $30,000 installation cost can give you a 60% return on your investment. The new roof makes your home look better and makes it easier to sell if you are considering listing it on the local real estate market.

You can call or visit us to learn more about the benefits of an asphalt shingle roof and other types for your home. We’d be happy to give you a free cost estimate. We want to keep your home and family safe with a dependable roof.

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