Ask any homeowner why they chose asphalt shingles for their new roof, and chances are it’s because of the great value. In today’s post, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. shares the reasons why asphalt shingles offer such excellent value.
1. Long life span. Asphalt shingles have an expected life span of 20 to 30 years with proper care and maintenance. Reputable roofing manufacturers offer complete roofing systems with features that help maximize the roof’s service life, like breathable underlayment and adhesive-reinforced shingles.
2. Easy to install. Asphalt shingle roofs are easier to install than other roofing types, which can help shave off some dollars from your roof estimate. Asphalt shingles are lighter than most other roofing materials and can be installed on existing roof framing without additional reinforcements. They also take less time to install, helping minimize labor costs.
3. Versatile. Asphalt shingles are available in a wide range of styles and colors. In addition to standard three-tab shingles and the popular architectural shingles (which are laminate shingles that are meant to mimic wood shakes), you can choose from a large variety of specialty shingles that look like tile and slate, as well as fish-scale patterns.
4. Energy-efficient. Roofing manufacturers like CertainTeed® offer energy-efficient asphalt shingles that can help reduce radiant heat absorption that can help keep your home cool and reduce your indoor cooling requirements. In addition to energy savings, energy-efficient roofing can help you get more years out of your HVAC system.
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