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Friday, June 14th, 2019 by Peter Pawelko
Pros, Advantages and Benefits of Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Homeowners today have a vast array of roofing materials and roofing products to choose from. Today’s topic presents you with basic information regarding the benefits of choosing an asphalt shingle roof for your home.
We evaluate each home and multi-family building on an individual basis and we talk to each homeowner. This is why we decided to only list the pros of asphalt shingle roofing. So, when considering roofing options for your home or remodel, don’t overlook the many advantages of choosing modern asphalt shingle roofing.
Here are a few advantages of asphalt roof shingles:
Attractive with many options – asphalt roof shingles are available in virtually every color, shape, shade, style and scheme to complement the remaining exterior of your home.
Affordable and cost-effective – asphalt roof shingles still remains as an inexpensive option for homeowners because of its ease of installation and its “light” weight, and adaptability to fit steep and angled roofs. The best roofing contractors in Chicagoland and suburbs offer accurate, up-front pricing and payment options, including financing.
Virtually no maintenance – asphalt roofs are simple for homeowners to maintain because repairs are relatively simple, but must be maintained, inspected and carried out with care regularly for maximum useful life.
Durable and strong – asphalt roofs are reliable, durable and long lasting and leak resistant when properly installed and can last up to 30 years or more. Which means it has less chance of an uplift (during strong winds) and requires no frame reinforcement (because it’s not heavy).
Fire-and-wind resistant and sustainable – asphalt shingle roofs with fiberglass matting are resistant to fire and wind, and typically stay put in the roughest Chicago weather. They are recyclable for later use in paving.
Reduces energy costs – this is achieved and maintained through deflection of solar heat. Certain types of shingles come in cool colors and help reflect sunlight.
There are many advantages of asphalt shingle roofing, especially its cost-to-value factors, ease of installation combined with its low maintenance. All factors should be weighed carefully against the above benefits and we discuss all pros and cons with each client and suggestions are based on a homeowner's individual needs, location, house type (or building), house style, plus so much more.
Also, we review with you, the homeowner, other types of roofing when making a decision as important as installing a new roof on your home. Contact us today for a roofing quote.