When it comes to considering an asphalt roofing system for your home, you're in great company! Asphalt shingles are one of the top choices among homeowners and roofers alike. There are several reasons why this type of roofing system is so high in demand. When properly installed, an asphalt roof can bring your home years of dependability.
Here are a few more factors to consider when deciding on asphalt:
Among roofing options, asphalt shingles tend to be quite budget-friendly. There are typically a few different grades of asphalt shingles that you can choose from. These can range from a simple asphalt shingle known as "3-tab" and can go up in price depending on thickness. A premium shingle, or an "architectural shingle" will be much thicker. It has the thickness of about three shingles put together and come in a wide variety of shapes and textures. You can expect a longer warranty with a premium shingle when compared to a simple 3-tab shingle.
Did you know you can recycle shingles? Asphalt shingles are earth friendly in that they can be recycled upon removal. Often they can be transformed into asphalt pavement for our streets and highways. Each year, millions of pounds of shingles are recycled instead of being dumped into local landfills.
Not all shingles look or perform the same. The wide variety and endless options are perhaps the greatest advantage of asphalt shingles. Sure they all provide ample coverage upon a roof but there's more than meets the eye. In comparing and researching different shingles you will come across styles and features worthy of a closer look. Among some features to consider are styles that can transform the appearance and exterior of your home. Some offer a resemblance to other types of roofing products such as slate or clay. All this and yet the advantages of asphalt still remain.
Some shingles can actually save you in energy costs. A "cool roof" is one that can reflect more sunlight and can generally absorb less heat than a standard roof. This type of shingle can prove efficient over a span of time but most especially in warmer climates.
At CCR Roofing, we carry a wide variety of top-quality materials for your roofing system. Contact CCR Roofing today if we can help you repair or replace your next roofing project.