Ask homeowners why they chose asphalt shingles as their roof and you’ll likely get the same answer: it’s great value for money. In today’s post, local roof replacement company Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares the reasons why asphalt shingles offer great value for money.
1. Energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® certified asphalt shingles from manufacturers like CertainTeed® can block sunlight and reduce the heat that’s absorbed through the roof. These features can help keep your home cool and comfortable during warm seasons, reduce the workload on your air conditioning system, and lower your cooling bills. It may even make you eligible for a federal tax credit.
2. Long life span. A standard asphalt shingle roof has an expected life span of 20 to 30 years, with proper care and maintenance. Thanks to modern features like breathable underlayment and adhesive reinforcement, you can get the most years out of your asphalt shingle roof. Today’s roofing manufacturers offer robust limited warranties that include coverage for accessories and roof repair costs.
3. Versatility. Whatever look you’re after, there’s a good chance there are asphalt shingles to match it. Asphalt shingle manufacturing technology has come a long way, to the point where options that mimic other roofing materials like slate and tile — as well as unusual shapes like the hexagonal ones pictured here — are available. Also, best-sellers like the classic three-tab shingles and the architectural or laminate shingles come in virtually any color, which can provide more flexibility with your exterior color selection.
4. Easy installation. Asphalt shingles are among the easiest to install roofing materials, thanks to its lighter weight and compatibility with most roofing slopes. Existing rafters or trusses won’t require additional material for reinforcement, which can help reduce installation time and labor costs. You’re probably not going to install your roof yourself, but easy-to-install roofing can nevertheless help you save money without compromising quality and long-term performance.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. is your leading provider of roofing and siding installation services. Give us a call at (770) 343-7832. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Canton, GA, and the surrounding communities.