residential asphalt roof shingles

If you are considering replacing your roof, you might be pondering what kind of roofing materials to choose. Slate and tile are appealing and long-lasting options, although significantly less common than asphalt. Metal and wood can also create beautiful roof patterns, but they can’t compete with asphalt’s cost-effectiveness.

Asphalt shingles are, by far, the most favored roofing material. So, why is that? Most homeowners pick asphalt for their new roof for various reasons.


Most homes already have asphalt shingles placed because of their lightweight nature. Heavy shingles, such as slate, are heavy and require extra structural support. Adding structural support will increase the cost and time required to complete the project.


Asphalt shingles promise exceptional durability and a long lifespan despite costing significantly less than other materials. In fact, the cost of installing, repairing, and maintaining is also low. 

Easy to Install

Unlike other types of roofing, asphalt shingle installation is rapid and straightforward. Most asphalt roofing projects take less than a day. You do not require extensive renovation to replace your roof shingles.

Many Options

Asphalt shingles are available in an exhaustive range of color options. To give your home a more rustic character, choose asphalt shingles in red or brown tones, or go with more subtle neutral tones. As a result, you can use asphalt shingles in conventional and modern housing designs.

Low Intensity

Asphalt shingles help homeowners save money on roofing upkeep in addition to having a low initial cost. Unlike wood and metal roofing, asphalt shingles are impervious to moisture damage and do not rust or rot. In addition, there is no need to knock down huge sections of a roof during roof repair because the damage is restricted to individual shingles.

Color Schemes

When it concerns asphalt shingles, there is a surprising number of choices. However, all of your needs can be addressed, in terms of colors, textures, and patterns.


Asphalt is a “green” roofing material, as it is recyclable. In truth, most “new” asphalt roofs comprise of aged asphalt. Asphalt, unlike wood, retains its durability and weather resistance no matter how many times it is recycled.


Asphalt shingles are long-lasting enough not to necessitate routine care as compared to other roofing materials. The extra-thick weather-resistant construction offers several years of protection for your roof. Because of their durability and resilience, the shingles come with a long warranty. 

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