Determining the best material to use is essential when it’s time to replace your home’s existing roof. Rest assured, you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose.
If you’re like the majority of homeowners, however, you’ll choose asphalt shingles. An estimated 70 percent of all homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles, and they’re an excellent choice for many reasons.
There are two types of asphalt shingles – fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass shingles have a fiberglass mesh mat covered in asphalt and topped with granules that, among other things, reflect sunlight and add color. Organic asphalt shingles consist of paper that’s covered in asphalt and granules.
In either case, asphalt shingles are less expensive than other roofing options yet still provide the protection your home needs in all types of weather.
Some asphalt shingles can last 30 years before it’s time to replace them, especially for homes located in moderate climates. The lifespan of asphalt shingles depends on a variety of factors – including the weather – but, on average, they should last 20 to 25 years if properly installed and well-maintained.
3. Good Fire and Wind Resistance
Asphalt shingles provide good fire and wind resistance. Three-tab shingles, the least expensive option, are typically rated to withstand 60 to 70 mph wind uplift, while high-wind shingles are rated for up to 130 mph.
4. They Come in Various Styles and Color
Asphalt shingles have come a long way regarding style and color options. Some shingles are made to closely resemble the look of slate, wood shakes, and tile, while their shapes may also vary.
There are plenty of asphalt shingle color options, as well, and you can choose depending on the style of your home and your taste. The bottom line is that asphalt shingles look good on almost every style of home.
Moreover, many of today’s asphalt roofing manufacturers utilize energy-saving technology that helps reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the roof.
5. Professionally Installed
Because asphalt shingles are so standard, it’s easier to find an experienced, trustworthy roofer who is an expert in their installation.
Is it time to replace the roof on your North Port and Sarasota home? If so, contact Mark Kaufman Roofing; they’ll help you to make the best shingle replacement choice based on your budget and style.