Things you should know about the most popular roofing material in the United States
If you are a homeowner in search of a budget-friendly roofing material which will provide enough protection and curb appeal for your home then asphalt shingles might be roofing solution for you. Millions of home throughout the nation are protected by asphalt shingles. There is no doubt that asphalt roofing system is the most popular type of residential roof. Even though they are not durable as slate or clay tiles, they are still widely used. That is why I have contacted my friend David from AH Forensic Roofing in Raleigh, NC to write this blog entry for all my readers.
There are two types of asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can be organic and fiberglass. Organic shingles are made from waste recycled paper, and they are saturated with asphalt, granules, and adhesive salts to make them waterproof. Fiberglass shingles are made out of glass fibers which are then coated with asphalt and mineral granules which make them waterproof. Even though organic shingles are more durable than those made out of fiberglass, they are more combustible. Even though they are made out of paper, they are not that much friendly toward nature. Today, fiberglass asphalt shingles are gradually replacing the organic shingles.
Biggest advantage asphalt shingles have to offer is the low initial price. This roofing material is the most affordable roofing option in the United States so is not that much of a surprise that most homeowners opt for it. If properly installed, asphalt roofing system will protect your home for up to 20 years. Another significant advantage of this roofing material is that it is available in wide range of styles, colors, shapes and textures. You won’t be having a hard time combining your new roof to match the architectural and visual style of your property. These shingles can imitate any other roofing material when it comes to visuals. Your asphalt shingles can look like wood shakes or even slate. They are relatively easy to install, and they can be installed correctly by most of the roofers in the United States or even you.
If you have advantages, then you also have disadvantages. Same goes for asphalt shingles. We could keep it short by saying that you will get what you pay for but we won’t. What we will tell you is that asphalt shingles have their share of disadvantages. They can get easily damaged if they are installed during cold weather, attic ventilation can damage them if you opt for cheaper asphalt shingles then be aware because high winds can easily lift them up. They are not resistant to big temperature differences, and they don’t perform that well in warm climates. If you decide to install asphalt roofing system on your property make sure that you have them inspected and maintained regularly.
So that would be it about the advantages and disadvantages of asphalt shingles. We that you have learned something new today and that you will be able to make a wise decision next time when choosing new roofing material for your home.
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