Are you considering asphalt roofing?
In Canada, when selecting the material for our homes we have to consider the harsh elements that our roofs must withstand. Perhaps one of the most popular choices is asphalt, because of its varying qualities, which help the shingles survive wind, hail, fire damage and discoloration.
Compared with other shingle materials, it is inexpensive, which is one of the reasons they are a popular choice. In fact, it’s estimated that four out of five homes in North America use asphalt roofing.
Asphalt Roofing’s Advantages
Here are just a few of the many advantages:
Affordability: Due to their popularity, asphalt shingles are often manufactured in bulk, and for this reason they are one of the most cost-effective roofing materials available.
Increase Value for your Home: Asphalt roofing is one of the most cost-efficient options, while also adding value to your home.
Low Maintenance: While many other roofing materials come with frequent maintenance and repair, asphalt requires very little maintenance, and will keep its new look for years to come.
Ease of Repair: Even with low maintenance, over time your roof may need repairs. A great thing about choosing an asphalt roof is that if the shingles become damaged, asphalt is very easy to repair or replace.
Aesthetics: Asphalt roofing comes in a variety of colors, designs and quality, and adds instant curb appeal to any home. Because of this material’s popularity and vast selection, it also gives peace of mind knowing that there won’t be a problem if down the road you need to find new asphalt shingles to match your home’s existing décor.
Weight: While asphalt shingles are not the lightest material available, they are relatively light when compared to some other shingle materials. They are also very durable, which is very important.
Easy to Install: Asphalt shingles are easy to install, especially when you use Armour Home Solutions to get the job done!
These shingles are petroleum-based and, if you decide to go with an asphalt roof, it’s important to know that there’s plenty of variety in terms of style, design, color, and quality. Most homeowners make their selection based on their budget; however, like everything else, you get what you pay for.
It’s best to consider options that will best protect your home, add to its retail value, and of course, your home’s attractiveness. Asphalt roofing shingles are a great choice.