Roof Type: Asphalt Shingle Roof
The asphalt shingle roof is the most commonly used roofing system in America, including in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The popularity of the asphalt shingle roof is due to its versatility, durability, and value. Korrect Roofing clients often inquire about the different types of asphalt shingles and what makes them such a great product. Here are some of the best features of asphalt shingle roofs and why most homeowners trust them to protect and beautify their homes.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs Are An Unbeatable Value
The asphalt shingle roof undoubtedly offers you the best value among roofing material options on the market. Their cost-effectiveness is the primary reason why asphalt shingles are the most trusted and frequently used material on residential and commercial roofs. The materials used to make asphalt shingles are widely available, making the shingles easy to produce and keeping their cost low.
The installation, repair, and replacement costs for shingle roofs also remain relatively low. Repairing sections of shingle roofing is easier and more affordable than other roofing options. This is a significant advantage, especially for budget-minded homeowners who live in areas that experience severe weather that can impact their roof.
Durable Asphalt Shingle Roofs
The performance of asphalt shingles is nearly unbeatable. They offer a Class-A fire rating, which is the highest achievable fire resistance rating. Asphalt shingles are also highly wind-resistant, impact-resistant, and offer robust protection against water intrusion. The adhesive backing on asphalt shingles becomes soft and reseals to increase insulation from hot temperatures. This helps keep your house cooler on hot summer days in Dallas Fort Worth, making asphalt shingles the roofing material of choice for most Texas homeowners.
The durability of asphalt shingles is impressive. The fiberglass used in the base mat of asphalt shingles provides superior, long-lasting resilience. Standard 3-tab shingles often last as long as 20 years. Architectural shingles can last as long as 30 years.
Effortless Customization With Asphalt Shingles
Your home’s roof is a significant architectural feature, and you can select roofing materials that enhance the aesthetic and curb appeal of your house and property. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of options that allow you to both protect and beautify your home.
- 3 Tab Shingles: offer the lowest cost while still offering excellent durability and protection, with ease of repair and low-maintenance upkeep. They generally come in earthy tones of tan, brown, gray, black, and white.
- Architectural Shingles, also referred to as “dimensional” shingles, are a mid-cost option that offers higher durability and wind resistance than 3 tab shingles thanks to their thicker and stronger profile. They vary more in size and shape than the 3 tab shingles, create a more distinctive appearance that mimics traditional looks, and have a less uniform pattern.
- Designer Architectural Shingles: another mid-cost shingle created by fusing two layers of shingle material to generate a more three-dimensional look and has the increased durability and wind resistance of architectural shingles. They come in a larger variety of colors, shapes, and patterns and add to the character of your home.
- Specialty Shingles: a higher-cost asphalt shingle designed to mimic the look of natural roofing materials such as shake or slate or to create a dramatic effect. They typically carry a 50 year, or lifetime, warranty which still makes it an cost-effective option when considering your overall roofing investment.
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