3 Benefits Of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are currently looking for the perfect roofing solution for your home, you might be comparing the pros and cons of roofing materials like metal and asphalt or wood shingles. Even though there are a lot of things for you to consider before you commit to a certain roofing material, you may want to consider asphalt shingles. These are three of the main reasons why.

1. Enjoy a Classic Look

If you look around you, there's a good chance that many of the homes that you see will have asphalt shingles on top. In fact, if you are replacing an existing roof on a home (rather than choosing a roofing material for a new construction), there is a good chance that your house already has asphalt shingles on the roof. This is a very common and popular roofing material, and many people love the way that it looks. If you prefer a traditional look and want your home to "blend in," it might be a better choice than a metal roof or other type of roofing material.

2. Save Money

Installing a new roof on your home isn't cheap, no matter how you do it. However, choosing asphalt shingles is a great way to instantly save money on your project. Even though asphalt roofs tend to last for about 20 years (while some other roofing materials, such as metal, often last for 50 years or more), they can be significantly cheaper to install. If you're pinching pennies, this is a great option -- not only will you save money, but you will still end up with a nice-looking, new roof that should last at least 20 years.

3. Make Installation and Repairs Easy

Installing a shingle roof is relatively easy, and doing repairs can be simpler than doing repairs on other roofs too. If you're good at do-it-yourself projects, you might be able to do a lot of the work yourself. Even if you would prefer to hire a professional, you'll probably find that the labor charges are cheaper than for other types of roofs. Plus, if you keep a couple of extra asphalt shingles, you can replace any faulty shingles by simply nailing down a new one with roofing tacks.

As you can see, even though other roofs are quite popular these days, asphalt shingle roofs still win out in many ways. If you are looking for the right roofing option for your home, it might be worth it to learn more about asphalt shingle roofing for your project.


23 March 2016

Those Cold, January Nights

When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.