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5 Reasons Homeowners Choose Shingles

Choosing a type of roofing for your home can be daunting since there are a lot of materials to pick from. Here are the top five reasons why asphalt shingles are a popular choice.

1. Lightweight
Because asphalt shingles add very little weight to a roof, most homes are already equipped to have them installed.

2. Inexpensive
Asphalt shingles are among the most affordable roofing options. Though the cost is just a fraction of the price of other types of roofing, asphalt shingles will still promise high durability and a long lifespan.

3. Ease of Installation
Unlike other types of roofing, asphalt shingle installation can be done quickly and easily. Some asphalt roofing jobs can be done in a single day.

4. Color Choices
There is a surprising amount of variety when it comes to asphalt shingles. Between colors, textures, and patterns, you can choose what best fits your home's style.
5. Durability
Asphalt shingles are known for their durability. They are durable enough that they do not require extensive regular maintenance like other roofing materials will often need. Most types are resistant to extreme temperatures and weather.

Don't Delay Roof Repair or Replacement

Your roof plays a critical role in helping to protect your home from the elements. If you need a new roof or roof repair, it is important to get that work done as soon as possible to help prevent other issues or severe damage to your home, such as:
  • Persistent leaks
  • Water damage, either seen or unseen
  • Mold

Potential Signs That Your Roof May Need To Be Replaced:
1. Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped.
2. Bald spots where granules are missing.
3. Cracked shingles.
4. Your roof is at least 20 years old; while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles.
5. The roof just looks old and worn.
6. Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.