Find a Roofer
Search:
New Roofers
Anthony The Roofman
Schenectady, NY
518-393-5584

Creative Roofing Of Northern California
Santa Rosa, CA
707-588-9889

M & F Roofing
Brooklyn, NY
718-743-1621

A-1 Executive Office Cleaning
Elkhart, IN
574-875-1740

Tanner's Roofing Service
Little Rock, AR
501-888-4303

American Standard Roofing
Southfield, MI
248-350-2323
View Website

L & A Roofing Company Inc
Buford, GA
770-831-0683

Bi-State Roof Systems Inc
Valley Park, MO
636-225-3050

Cascade Roofing Services, Inc.
Pleasant Grove, UT
801-785-1974
View Website

EPM Contractors
Mays Landing, NJ
609-625-5322

Quality General Inc
Las Vegas, NV
702-876-1803

Tlc Painting & Construction
Alto, NM
505-336-9116

Townsend Roofing Llc
Somers, MT
406-857-3329

Considering Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt is a common material for roofing shingles to be made from. Asphalt is a fairly inexpensive, petroleum and fiberglass based material, often times appearing to have many small rock-like colored chips built into the shingle surface. The aforementioned chips help in dimensioning the shingle, and also provide color and UV protection. The wide variety of colors available in asphalt make this item a popular draw for roofers.

The Pro's:

As mentioned, asphalt shingles are an affordable roofing solution and are easy to source. There are many manufacturers who each provide many colors and levels of quality, which means there's no limit in the options available to a roofing contractor when picking the right shingle for the job. Asphalt shingles are also fairly sturdy, often times able to support the weight of someone walking on them. They are also flexible in terms of job duty, working fine from mobile homes all the way up to high-end commercial applications.

The Con's:

Asphalt shingles deteriorate as the rock-like chips begin to slowly flake off and do not have a lifespan equal to some of the newer synthetic roofing materials. Additionally, asphalt shingles do possess a high tolerance to strong, gusty winds, often times blowing of in small areas during heavy weather. They are also easily marred by pressure during high temperature weather conditions and don't resist molds, mosses, and mildews very well. Finally, due to their petroleum basis, asphalt shingles aren't renowned as being among the most environment-friendly roofing solutions.

Although asphalt shingles do have a few downsides, they serve their purpose quite adequately for most roofing circumstances and offer great flexibility to the customer. As such, don't be scared to consider using them when undertaking your next roofing project.
 
AK | AL | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS
MT | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY