According to statistics, four out of every five homes in the United States is protected by an asphalt shingle roof. There’s a good reason for that. Aside from the obvious reasons which have made it the number one roofing choice in America (affordability, availability, durability, etc.), here are three more characteristics that have helped asphalt shingle roofs become a favorite among homeowners and roof replacement companies alike.
1. They Are Environmentally Friendly
Whether you are aware of it or not, by installing an asphalt shingle roof, you do your part in helping the environment. Most asphalt shingle roofs are energy-efficient. This means that it helps minimize your carbon footprint by keeping your utility costs down. Furthermore, asphalt shingles are also highly recyclable and are often used for paving new roads, including public roads, driveways, and parking lots so that they don’t end up in the landfill.
2. They Are Extremely Versatile
Asphalt roofing shingles come in a wide variety of different styles, grades, textures, and colors — more than most other roof types. They can complement virtually any architectural style and can even emulate more premium roofing materials such as clay, tile, and slate.
3. They Perform Well in Extreme Weather Conditions
Despite being lightweight and affordable, asphalt shingles offer exceptional protection against the harshness of the elements. Most asphalt shingles produced by reputable roof manufacturing companies go through a rigorous testing process to ensure long-term performance so that they can be counted on to protect your property no matter the season.
Whether you are in need of minor roof repair services or are looking for an experienced and trustworthy contractor to install a new roof, turn to the experts over at Edward Klecka Construction Company. To schedule an appointment, simply give us a call at (805) 657-3200. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.