You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
Even though you can choose from different types of residential roofing, you might prefer to stay with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles have a classic look, and they are very common, so your home will blend in with your neighbors' shingle roofs.
If you think you'll have to give up improved durability by choosing asphalt shingles over metal or tile, you don't have to be concerned. You can buy high-quality shingles that are more durable and have a longer life than basic shingles. Here are some reasons why asphalt shingle roofing is a good choice for your home.
1. Asphalt Shingle Roofing Goes With Any Home
Asphalt shingle roofing has an appearance that's suitable for any type of architecture and any size of home. If you don't know what type of roof to put on your home, you can't go wrong with asphalt shingles. The shingles come in different colors, so you can find a good color match for your exterior paint.
Asphalt shingles are also available in slightly different styles from the basic three-tab variety to luxury shingles that have a more interesting dimensional shape. This makes the shingles suitable for budget or luxury homes.
2. Asphalt Shingle Roofing Is Easier On Your Budget
You can pay a premium price for luxury shingles, but when you just want a roof that's capable of protecting your home for several years at the best price, then you may want three-tab shingles. They are the most affordable option, yet they will protect your home for a long time and stand up to the average storm.
3. Replacing Shingles Is Easy
Replacing asphalt shingles is a fairly easy process. If you don't have the skills or desire to get on your roof, you can hire a roofer to replace the shingles, and the work will be quick and easy compared to other types of roofing.
Old asphalt shingles can be taken off and new ones put in their place with roofing nails and adhesive. When a metal roof needs to be replaced, the entire panel has to come off, and that is a more complex type of repair. Replacing a clay tile is more difficult too since the tiles are hard and difficult to work with. Plus, clay tiles can crack or break if you don't handle them properly.
4. Asphalt Shingles Have Built-In UV Protection
Asphalt shingle roofing is unique in that it is covered with tiny ceramic granules that protect the shingles from UV damage so the shingles last longer. Without the granules, the shingles would age much quicker. The granules even give the shingles a more attractive look.
You can buy shingles that have specific types of granules too. For instance, you may want granules that reflect the sun so your home stays cooler, or you may want granules that inhibit the growth of algae so you can keep black streaks off of your roof.
For more information, contact a roofing service such as Commercial Solutions, Inc.