The most popular roofing material for decades has been asphalt shingles, and there are many good reasons for its popularity. If you are wondering about whether or not you should go with a different material for your new roof, here are some of the top benefits of asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingles are the least expensive of roofing materials. Because they are also easy to install, you will pay the least amount in labor costs with asphalt shingles. Repairs are also less expensive because most defects can be repaired with only a shingle or two.
You might not think that asphalt roofing has anything to do with energy efficiency, but in all actuality an asphalt roof can be a great energy saver. When your roofer lays an asphalt roof, they install an entire system including an underlayment. This can better insulate your home and reduce your energy costs.
Asphalt shingles don’t have to be flimsy and easily damaged in a storm. You can easily purchase impact rated asphalt shingles on a budget. These shingles are special in that they are resistant to damage from impacts that can happen during a storm, such as hail or falling debris. This can mean fewer or less expensive repairs after major storms.
Decrease Sound Pollution
Asphalt roofing will help insulate your home from external sounds like road noise or sirens. Especially if you live on a busy road or in an urban area, you will greatly enjoy this feature. The roof system can also decrease sounds from overhead planes and helicopters.
Although it was not always true, asphalt shingles by and large are now recyclable. Most of these recycled shingles are broken down to create asphalt mixtures for road paving and repair. Talk to your contractor and make sure that they recycle the asphalt shingles they remove from your home.
If you are interested in learning other ways that asphalt roofing can benefit you, contact us today.