8 Reasons Asphalt Shingles Are America’s Roofing Choice

8 Reasons Asphalt Shingles Are America’s Roofing Choice

Asphalt shingles are the most-used roofing material in America. Longevity-wise, they may not be your best bet, but they do offer some outstanding features and benefits.

Asphalt Shingles

If you ask Superior Roofing, here are eight reasons why you should choose asphalt shingles for your roof replacement project:

  1. Economical Price

Asphalt shingles appeal to every budget. If curb appeal isn’t top of mind, three-tab shingles would suffice to protect your roof from the elements for a fair amount of time. But if you want to roll beauty and brawn into one, architectural shingles are for you. And if you love to give your home an upscale look, invest in designer shingles to turn your facade into a head-turner.

  1. Surprising Toughness

Thanks to cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, leading brands, especially GAF, have figured out how to extend the service lives of asphalt shingles. GAF utilizes their Advanced Protection® Technology to optimize material content, reconciling weight with performance. As a result, each of their asphalt shingle roofing products has passed the industry’s toughest long-term, extreme-temperature and wind-uplift resistance tests.

  1. Excellent Fire Rating

Speaking of GAF products, they have a Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratory. In other words, they can help reduce the spread of flames in the event of fire.

  1. Easy to Install

Ease of installation is on the side of asphalt shingles. On average, asphalt shingle roof replacement projects only take one week to complete.

  1. Aesthetic Versatility

Asphalt shingles come in a huge array of profiles, colors and textures. They emulate the appearance of authentic slate and traditional wood shake roofing, making them practically indistinguishable from the original.

  1. Great Value

Most Americans prefer asphalt shingles on their roofs. In case you decide to sell, it’s not hard to find a buyer who loves them, too. They wouldn’t be a liability to you on the negotiating table. You might even recoup most of your expenses for as long as they’re still in superb condition. Besides, any GAF warranty is transferable to the next owner of your home, giving you more leverage to get your asking price.

  1. Pocket-Friendly Maintenance

Like any roofing solution, asphalt shingles need some maintenance from time to time. In case you need roof repair, they’re less costly to fix because it’s relatively easy to replace their broken pieces.

  1. High Recyclability

Asphalt is the most recycled building material in America. Most asphalt shingles wouldn’t end up in landfills; rather, old roofs spend their second lives as roads. Since shingle recycling has environmental and economic benefits, using asphalt roofing products can help care for nature and generate local jobs.

If you’re searching for a reliable asphalt shingle roofing contractor, look no further than Superior Roofing. Our GAF Master Elite® designation tells you that we’re the most qualified company to repair and install GAF products. Call us at (334) 298-5253 today for your free estimate in Phenix City, AL.