In a popularity contest between roofing materials, asphalt shingles would always win. Consider them the prom kings and queens of roofing. This roofing material is a win for roofing contractors and homeowners alike because of how versatile, low-maintenance, and durable the material is. Asphalt shingles are relatively easy to install, can last you a good 10 to 15 years and are aesthetically and structurally the best choice to make. If a low to no maintenance roof is what you want, then these are shingles to choose.
Hynes Roofing & Siding can get you top quality asphalt roofing installed by a licensed, trained and professional contractor.
But before you decide that asphalt shingles are the way to go, take a look at this write up and be armed with all the information you need before you call contractors and roofing companies for quotes.
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Types of Asphalt Shingles
Composed of asphalt-saturated roofing felt, organic shingles have a high melting point and are therefore a fire retardant roof. For homes in dry and hot climates or homes that experience tough weather conditions, these shingles are a blessing.
These shingles are lightweight and slimmer and compared to organic shingles have a lot more asphalt. Since organic shingles have a chance of soaking up excess water from underneath them, these shingles are a better choice for homes in areas prone to rain and snow.
When buying asphalt shingles, keep in mind that these are slabs laid on a pre-existing decking. If your decking is compromised, you may have to have that changed as well before the new roof is installed. But considering all things are okay, asphalt roofing should cost you between $60 to $90 per square.
Environmentally, they are not as sound owing to the difficult disposal (cannot be recycled or reused) but their ability to absorb heat will help you consume less energy in cold winters. Not to forget, their popularity will also make the resale of your home a lot easier.
Whether it’s asphalt shingles you want, your current roofing repaired or any other home improvement projects undertaken, call Hynes Roofing & Siding at (610)-890-5620 or fill out our contact form. Our experts will be happy to help you with expert advice and a free estimate for the job.