If you are installing a new roof, you have probably spent some time looking at different roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material, but you may wonder if that’s simply because homeowners don’t take the time to research other options. The truth is, asphalt shingles are still the most popular roofing materials because they are a great choice for your home.
Asphalt Shingles are Aesthetically Pleasing
Asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colors, textures and styles, and will fit the style of nearly every home. Asphalt shingles can resemble tile, wood, or slate, with none of the disadvantages of those materials. Your roofing contractor can provide you with many options to choose from that will give your roof a beautiful look.
Asphalt Shingles are Affordable
Asphalt shingles provide the best value. Slate, tile, metal, and wood can all be prohibitively expensive, especially if your roof is large. Different asphalt shingles will come at different price points, but there is an option available for just about every budget. If you speak with your roofing contractor about how much you want to spend on your new roof, they can recommend an asphalt shingle option that will meet your needs. When looking at the long term affordability over the life of the roof, asphalt shingles are an excellent option for your roofing investment.
Asphalt Shingles are Practical
Asphalt shingles are durable, fire resistant, the ideal weight for the structure of your home, and have a good life expectancy. While they will not last as long as metal or slate, a 20-25 year lifespan is a good choice for most homeowners. Asphalt shingles are recyclable when they are removed, which makes them a good choice for those homeowners who are looking for a greener option. Asphalt shingles are easy for a professional roofing contractor to install and you will not have a problem finding a quality roofing contractor who can replace your new roof with asphalt shingles. Once they are installed, your new roof will be very low maintenance, and if you ever need repairs, it won’t be difficult to find a local quality roofing company who has experience repairing an asphalt shingle roof.
Comparing Asphalt Shingles Against Other Options for Your New Roof
When you are installing a new roof, you may also consider materials such as metal, composite, wood, tile, or slate. While each of these materials have their benefits, there are drawbacks as well. These options can be much more expensive initially, be more difficult to install, and in some cases, such as tile or slate, will add a significant amount of weight to your roof. Your roofing contractor may not have the expertise to install certain materials, which can make the search for a roofing contractor more difficult. If you are looking for a practical, timeless, and budget friendly new roof, you’ll find that asphalt shingles are more popular than the alternatives for many good reasons.
A new roof is a significant investment in your home, so speaking with a roofing contractor about all your options is the best way to get started in making your decision about which material to choose. Armorvue Home Exteriors has been installing roofs in this area for over 75 years. Contact us today for a virtual appointment to talk about the quality products and services we offer in this community.