Why Choose Asphalt Roofing Shingles for Your New Roof?

Neighborhood home with a nice yard and well maintained asphalt shingle roof.

Many homeowners don’t give much thought to the roof over their head, until it comes time to replace it. When deciding on roofing materials, it may help to know that the most popular roofing choice in the Toledo, Ohio area, is asphalt shingles. Aside from the many functional benefits that asphalt shingles offer, there are numerous colors and styles to choose from, making asphalt an attractive and affordable option for your new roof.

Here are some reasons why you should choose asphalt shingles over other materials for your new roof:


Many homeowners are concerned about the cost of replacing or installing a new roof. Choosing an affordable option, such as asphalt shingles, will instantly save you money compared to other roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are the most economical choice, giving them an advantage over other roofing materials, especially for budget conscious homeowners.


Asphalt shingles are suitable for almost any type of roof, no matter the angle, shape, or form. Even if your roof is a unique or complicated shape, asphalt shingles can cover it. While there is a minimum slope requirement for asphalt shingles, almost all homes in North America are suitable for asphalt shingles.


When installed properly, asphalt shingles are extremely reliable, durable, and leak-proof, and can last up to 30 years before needing to be replaced. Asphalt shingles can be fire resistant when installed with fiberglass matting and are wind resistant, meaning they’ll stay put, even in windy weather conditions.


It may come as a surprise for some homeowners to learn that asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and shapes to compliment the look of your home. Your shingles don’t have to look like your neighbors, as you can choose a variety of options, such as a neat, uniform look by choosing a long, rectangular, edge to edge configuration, or overlapping shingles that are relatively uniform in shape and color but appear as different color shades because of a 3D overlapping effect. Another popular option is natural, rough-edged shingle, or even asphalt shingles that mimic the look of slate, cedar, or Sequoia wood.


For the environmentally conscious homeowner, they’ll be happy to know that their new roof will be made of eco-friendly materials when choosing asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are recyclable for paving in later use.


Asphalt shingle roofs offer sound dampening, noise reducing, capabilities to help keep your home a more peaceful, quiet, and relaxing oasis, despite what’s going on outside.


Asphalt shingles are relatively easy for homeowners to maintain. The installation process for asphalt is more straightforward than other roofing materials and is adaptable to fit steep or angled roofs. Repairs are fairly simple with an asphalt roof, but routine maintenance and inspection should be performed periodically to ensure that you’re receiving the maximum life expectancy of your shingles.


One overlooked benefit of asphalt shingles that homeowners may be unaware of is energy efficiency. When you purchase an asphalt roof, the roofer will install an entire system, including the underlayment, making your home more energy efficient. You can also select asphalt shingles in a light, medium, or dark tone that reflect a higher amount of the sun’s infra-red radiation, which reduces the temperature of the roof’s surface and the amount of energy required to cool your home during the warmer months.

Ready for a New Roof?

To see what a new asphalt roof can do for your home, contact your trusted local professionals today at Armorvue Home Exteriors today. We can set you up with a virtual appointment to talk about your roofing options and any other home exterior projects you have on your to-do list.


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