ASPHALT SHINGLES: COST-EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, AND VERSATILE
Asphalt shingles are an excellent option for your new roof installation. Today, we will look at its benefits, and we will also mention some of its drawbacks.
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ADVANTAGES OF ASPHALT SHINGLES
Asphalt shingles are very flexible in the sense that you can install them almost in every type of roof. It does not matter if the roof is flat or with a high slope, these shingles will withstand the rain and wind without problem.
They cost less that other roofing materials. Also, they are easy to install and its installation does not require special tools. Thus, the labor cost for this project will be lower than other roofing projects. Despite of the lower overall cost of this roofing type, you will keep out the rain for more than 15 years with no problems.
Asphalt shingles are very easy to maintain. They have a high waterproof and wind resistance rating. So, you will not have to replace individual shingles often. They are very easy to clean, and in the case that one day you need to replace a shingle, you will not need special knowledge or tools.
One of the few drawbacks of asphalt shingles is that they cannot handle extreme temperature changes. So, we don´t recommend to install them in places with drastic weather change. As a matter of fact, this type of roof is commonly used in cooler climates.
Installing asphalt shingles in a very hot region will cause them to curl and even crack. If you install them in a region that frequently goes below zero degrees, your asphalt shingles will bristle and then crack. Luckily, the state of Florida offers an excellent weather for asphalt shingle installation.
This type of shingle needs a lot of energy and during its manufacturing process, they emit a lot of green-house gases. So, they are not that friendly with the environment.
Despite these two disadvantages, asphalt shingles have more important benefits to offer. If you need professional help to install your new roof, do not hesitate to get in contact with Armadillo Roofing.