A composite shingle roof is one of the most popular and affordable roofing options. Because it is less expensive, it will have a shorter lifespan than other more expensive types of roofing. To keep your composition roof in tip top condition, you need to get regular roof inspections and get periodic maintenance. While asphalt shingles have always been an effective roofing system, new technologies make them even better now, including new recycling technologies for old shingles.
WHY CHOOSE SHINGLE ROOFING?
Probably the biggest reason why asphalt roofing shingles are so popular is because they are the most affordable roofing option. If properly installed, asphalt shingles will protect your home for about 12 to 17 years.
EASY TO INSTALL
While it does take some skill to properly install asphalt shingles, they require less specialized training and can quickly be installed in one to two days, depending on the size of the job and if the old shingles have to be removed first.
NO PREP WORK NEEDED
Because they are so light and easy to cut, they are relatively easy to install. Very little prep work is needed and no special tools are required. This means that it won’t take as long to install an asphalt shingle roof as it might if you’re using another roofing material.
One of the benefits of using asphalt shingles is that they are very visually flexible. They come in a number of different styles, including laminated, three-tab and premium versions. This means that they can fit a wide variety of home styles without looking out of place.
Asphalt shingle roofs last an average of 12-17 years — the better the quality shingle and installation, the longer it will last. Climate also makes a difference when it comes to asphalt shingle performance.