Why choose shingle roofing?

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Shingle roof installation

Shingle roofing is the most popular and used roofing material for residential properties and for one main reason: It is affordable. It also provides the protection a home needs, and the choices in colors and styles have grown over the years. Still shingle roof is the choice most homeowner’s stay with because, at the end of the day though, its popularity is based on price. 

Now that isn’t to say that shingle roof construction doesn’t have different levels of quality, because there are some better than others, and not by manufacturer necessarily. Each manufacturer will offer different qualities of shingle roofing materials, trying to capture as much of the market as they can, as any product manufacturer. 

How long do asphalt roofing shingles last?

When it comes to protecting your home, the roof is an important component. It is in the elements 24/7/365 and needs to hold up under the worst weather. Including intense UV rays, hailstorms, high winds, hailstorms, and more, shingle roofing materials included.  

The roofing needs to be wear-and-tear resistant all year long for years to come, because it isn’t economically feasible for most homeowners (or their insurance company) replace the roof every year. It is for this reason that you should get the best quality shingle roofing material your budget allows. Consider the shingle roofing material you choose to be an investment in your investment. 

 With asphalt shingle roofing, while it is the most popular roofing material, it also has the shortest lifespan, no matter the brand or quality. An average lifespan for asphalt shingle roofing is 15 to 20 years. Still, as we stated earlier, remain to be the most popular choice  because they are the least expensive but provide enough protection to get the job done. 

 There are two different types of asphalt shingle roofing: fiberglass and organic.  Fiberglass has been around longer and is what you’ll find on most homes still today. Fiberglass shingle roofing is made from glass fiber reinforcing mat that is covered with asphalt to make them waterproof. The 

organic shingle roofing material is made from recycled paper and then covered with asphalt for waterproofing purpose. Upside to the fiberglass shingle roofing, it is fireproof, and the organic is not. Both wear down quickly in hot weather with constant UV rays beating on them every day. The become brittle and begin to crack, and aesthetically, downgrade, looking old and worn. 

What are the longest lasting roof shingles?

If you are looking for a roofing material that will give you longer than 15 to 20 years, look at clay, concrete, or slate tiles. All three of these roofing materials will outperform wood shake or other natural roofing material significantly, including  asphalt shingle roofing or metal roofing. However, they are not as durable as metal roofing in a hailstorm. 

What is the most popular roof shingle color?

The most popular colors of asphalt shingle roofing is black, browns, or gray with red in some areas being a popular choice.  Roofing material will add to the overall aesthetics and appeal of your property, so matching a color that goes with the general architectural style and coloring is important. However, it doesn’t have to be a perfect match to look good, sometimes going with a color that is opposite of the homes overall color can give it a different look and make it stand out without being cast as odd. 

What color roof is most energy efficient?

Darker shingle roofing will absorb more light and UV rays, putting out more heat. For a home in a colder climate, that can keep the snow buildup to a minimum, but in the heat of the summer, darker shingle roofing can be detrimental to the utilities bills and the HVAC system. 

Should new roof shingles lay flat?

When asphalt shingle roofing is new, it is common for them to appear bumpy. However, as they heat up and become flexible, the adhesive bond will soften, and they will begin laying flat permanently.  Consider this a break-in period.  If the new roofing is installed on an existing shingle roofing, it may never lay completely flat. This is why roofing contractors encourage customer to have the existing roof removed instead of trying to save money.

It is important to make sure there is a drip edge installed on any new shingle roofing. This piece of metal flashing along the roof edges controls water flowing away from the fascia as a way to protect the components under the asphalt shingle roofing. lying roofing components. Shingle roof without drip edge, the water would work its way under the shingles and destroy the underlying components, working its way into the walls. 

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What are Shingle Roof Benefits?

  • Easier than other roofing materials to install which keeps the cost down for the homeowner
  • Affordable, durable, sturdy, and versatile
  • Lightweight, another reason easy to install
  • Low maintenance
  • Easily to install on steep-sloped roofing
  • Class A fire protection rated
  • Almost endless in colors, with various styles and textures

Roofing is important to your home, choosing the best of roofing material you can afford will pay off in the end by not having to replace it too soon. Call (740) 505-1467 today for your shingle installation in Cincinnati, OH.