3 Reasons To Use Asphalt Shingles


If you are going to get a new roof on your house, then you might want to think about using asphalt shingles. There are a lot of reasons that asphalt shingles can be the best choice for you to use on your house. 


One reason to use asphalt shingles is that they are generally quite affordable. If you are on a tight budget, asphalt shingles can be a good choice because you are going to be able to get the full coverage you want on your roof at a price that you can easily fit into your budget. 


Asphalt shingles are really versatile. You can put them on any shape and style of roof. Part of that is because the shingles are flexible, which means that each set of shingles can bend and flex over various shapes that make up your roof.

On top of that kind of versatility, there is also the fact that asphalt shingles can be manufactured so that they will look like they are made out of other materials. For example, if you want to have a slate roof because you like the way that it looks, but it's something that doesn't work well for you, for whatever reason, you might think about getting asphalt shingles that are made to look like they are slates. When the shingles are on your roof, it's going to look like you have a slate roof on your house. Because no one will be getting up close and personal with your roof, they aren't going to know the difference. 

Fire Resistance

Some asphalt shingles have excellent fire ratings. That means that they are resistant to fire. When the shingles are installed correctly with other fire-resistant roofing materials, they can help to keep your house from catching fire from environmental sources. If you live in a place with a high risk of wild or brush fires, this may be a good idea for you to think about, since houses often catch fire from sparks hitting the roof or siding. 

If you are trying to get new roofing on your house, then you might want to consider using asphalt shingles on your roof. Talk to your roofing contractor to see if asphalt shingles are a good choice for you and what it will take to get those shingles installed on your roof. Then you will have the roof that you are really happy with.

For more information about shingle roofs, contact a local roofer.


4 November 2020

Roofing Fundamentals: What To Know Before Replacement

When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.