What Are Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles - Why They Are The Roofing Industry "Standard"

While there are a variety of roofing materials that one can use which range from metal all the way to tiles, Asphalt shingles have continued to dominate the roofing industry for ages becoming a preferred material for both the contractors and home owners alike. This begs the question, despite the fact that they are not the best quality or most stable roofing material, why have asphalt shingles continued to be a fan favorite and the work horse of the roofing industry? At ReNew Home Designs we take pride in being a roof contractor. 

They offer a favorable blend of price and quality.
One of the greatest qualities of shingles is the fact that they are affordable and offer great quality at the same time. This means that homeowners are able to save themselves some money and at the same time, they steer clear of worries related to roofing with subpar roofing materials. The life cycle of the asphalt shingles is about 15 years which is pretty decent for the price that you get them for. It is even more impressive considering the fact that they do not need half as much attention or maintenance.

Asphalt Shingles InstallThey offer variety

Most of the roofing materials available will offer one type of color and shape. For the asphalt shingles, one has a wide array of colors to pick from and a plethora of shapes as well. Because of this, many homeowners prefer these shingles since they are able to fit into the different home and office designs and at the same time, they offer more flexibility when it comes to the choice of colors that one can have on the exterior of the home. The result is a much more aesthetically appealing structure with a better finish.

They are easy to install
Chances are, if you ask your contractor which is the best material to use for your roofing, they are most likely going to recommend asphalt shingles. This is because they are light weight and easy to work with. The installation is pretty easy and they do not need a very complex structure. This means easy work for the roofer with the same great results in the end. This way both you and your roofer are happy.

They are recyclable!
With a planet that is struggling to keep up with the level of pollution and global warming, recent findings that asphalt shingles can be recycled have rekindled the love for asphalt shingles. For those that are remodeling, this means that the pieces that are removed from your roof do not end up at a landfill. Instead, these can be used for other purposes which not only promotes a greener planet but also a better future for everyone.

Ideally, it is safe to say that when it comes to roofing, all of the benefits that asphalt shingles have to offer are exactly what both homeowners and contractors are looking for. As such it is only fair that the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to roofing are these kinds of shingles. Even though this is to the detriment of the shingles, they continue to become popular and given the construction boom that is underway, it is safe to say that asphalt shingles will continue to be the affordable and preferred roofing material.

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