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Qualities You Should Look for In a Good Asphalt Shingle Roof

A new roof is an important investment. As a homeowner, it makes perfect sense for you to examine every aspect of a roofing system before you commit to one. In today’s post, local roofing contractor Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​ shares the qualities of a good asphalt shingle roof.

Qualities You Should Look For In A Good Asphalt Shingle Roof

Weather Resistance

A roof should be able to withstand most, if not all weather conditions. Look for features such as wind and impact ratings. If storms have hit your area in the past, a roof with a high wind rating can count the difference between small repairs and an unplanned roof replacement.

Variety

You want your home to stand out. This is why roofing manufacturers like CertainTeed® offer asphalt shingles with a wide variety of colors, styles, and profiles that will fit every budget and work with any home style. The wider your selection is, the more likely you’ll find the kind of roofing that matches your taste and style.

Ease of Installation

You’re not expected to install your own roof. Nevertheless, you want a roofing system that won’t take several weeks to finish. Look for roofing companies that hold certification from major manufacturers. In addition to having factory training and access to a wide selection of products, the installation process is streamlined without compromising quality and performance.

Energy Efficiency

Asphalt shingle roofs are not exactly known for their thermal mass, which means they tend to absorb and store heat from the sun. This heat can radiate indoors during the evening, which can raise your indoor cooling requirements. Look for asphalt shingles with ENERGY STAR® certification. It has reflective properties that help reduce heat absorption and makes it less vulnerable to damage caused by UV rays.

Workmanship Warranty

Every roof has a factory warranty to some extent. However, not all of them have workmanship warranties. This is an important part of a roofing warranty because roofing failure is more often than not caused by installation errors than manufacturing defects. Your roof should at least have a workmanship guarantee from the roofing contractor. Even better is if you can get a roof that’s warranted by the manufacturer for both materials and workmanship.

Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​ is your leading provider of asphalt shingle and metal roofing systems. Give us a call at (781) 826-7663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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