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Roofing Insights: Benefits of Asphalt Shingles


Roofing Insights: Benefits of Asphalt Shingles

Most of the homes in our area have asphalt shingle roofs. Asphalt shingles have become the most popular roofing material for American homes – but do you know why?
The common answer is fairly simple. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing material on the market. Whether you choose 3-tab shingles, or their more durable but more costly counterpart, architectural shingles, you’ll save money over installing a metal, slate or cedar roof. According, 3-tab shingles cost about $75 to $95 per 100 square feet and architectural shingles cost about $95 to $155 per 100 square feet. Despite the additional cost architectural shingles are becoming the more popular choice, due to their durability and visual appeal.
Affordability is not the only reason to consider asphalt shingles. Here are a few more:
Shingles don’t come in just one color. You can pick from a variety of colors and textures to complement any exterior. Some of the most popular colors include brown, gray, tan, and red. Although they may be more expensive, some shingles are sold in less traditional shapes to mimic the look of cedar shakes or slate roofs. If you live in a neighborhood with an homeowner’s association, it’s important to review any regulations regarding roof color or texture
Because they are flexible, roofing contractors can install asphalt shingles over other materials. Shingles can be cut and shaped to fit even the most complex roof lines. To install asphalt shingles, your roof must have a minimal slope, so they are not an option for flat roofs. However, the majority of U.S. houses meet the slope requirement. (Bonus fact: The slope on your roof helps rainwater to drain off of the roof, instead of puddling.)
You’ve probably seen homes with unattractive green spots on their roofs. This is usually a visible indicator of algae problems. While wood is the most vulnerable roofing material for algae, some asphalt shingles are also impacted. In some instances, algae can also lead to noticeable discoloration on areas of the roof. To prevent algae growth, most asphalt shingles now come with anti-algae materials.
Asphalt shingles offer a variety of advantages for homeowners. In addition to those mentioned above, they also provide a sound barrier against rain storms and hail, and when installed properly, they are also increasingly energy efficient.

If you are ready to install an asphalt shingle roof in Evans, GA, or the greater Augusta, GA, area, contact Impact Roofing & Construction. We can manage any type of roofing project from single-story houses to commercial buildings with multiple units. This includes roof repairs, new or replacement roofs, and roof installation.

Our roofers have years of experience in installing shingle roofing. You can be confident your roof will only ever be installed by insured and licensed contractors, no matter whether you are a residential or commercial customer. Impact Roofing & Construction sells multiple brands of shingles, to ensure you have a wide range of choices to fit any budget. Your dream roof is possible with our help! Contact us today.