Asphalt roofing shingles are engineered to beautify and protect your home against inclement weather and offer protection against water infiltration caused by wind-driven rain or ice dams. This material is especially popular with homeowners and contractors for the following reasons:
- Cost-Effective. Asphalt is less expensive than steel roofing, natural stone tiles or genuine wood shakes.
- Low Maintenance. Asphalt has fewer maintenance issues than stone tiles or wood shakes.
- Easy Installation. Asphalt is quicker and easier to install than other types of roofing materials.
- Wide Variety. Asphalt is widely available in a huge assortment of colors, pattern designs and sizes.
Asphalt roofing shingles are less expensive than other types of roofing materials, which explains their popularity and operates as a sealant that waterproofs the ceiling of your home. It also increases the strength of the shingle itself. The length of time you can expect the shingles to perform will depend on your climate, installation, and a variety of other factors. Note that asphalt shingle warranties vary considerably from one manufacturer to another. Many companies offer limited lifetime warranties and assorted pro-rated periods.
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