Asphalt Shingle Roofing
You’ve probably seen asphalt shingle roofs all over the place. If you want to know whether or not these types of roofs can fit your home or business well, then you’re in the right place. We are going to go over some of the pros and cons of these types of roofs. We want to be very honest with you about them. That way hopefully, this will allow you to make a more informed decision. One of the things that we certainly can say without a doubt is that there are instances where these types of roofs are a perfect option. If we didn’t believe that we would not be offering to build them.
Can They Hold Up In A Snow Storm?
If you’ve ever seen footage of a hurricane passing through a city in Florida there is a good chance that in the footage there are some asphalt shingle roofs flying all over the place. This type of exhibition has certainly given shingle roofs a bad rap. Around here they are probably not going to have to be dealing with such heavy winds. Obviously, the biggest concern is that they’ll be able to hold the multiple feet of snow that we can get at any particular time around here. We feel that when you have a strong frame with these types of roofs that certainly can be the case.
How Less Durable Is Less Durable?
If you go out and google asphalt shingle roofs one of the first things that are going to come up is that they are, for the most part, the least durable type of roof. How less durable is less durable though? A better question may be how many years do you need to get out of the roof? Some sources will let you know that they can hold up for 20 years plus. Do you even plan on owning the home for that long? For the most part, you could start seeing some trouble in 4 or 5 years even with some of the best shingles.
Shingle Roof Benefits
Other than the price tag shingle roofs can be a good idea for other reasons. Shingles are not heavy at all. Therefore, when you add the weight of the shingles plus the potential weight of the snow or the debris that falls on top of them you won’t have a roof caving in on you. With some other types of roofs such as tile roofs, you may not be so lucky.
Asphalt Shingles Can Be A Good Option
If you are looking for a quality finish at a decent price there are not that many better options out there than going with asphalt shingles. We don’t try to hide their limitations, and that could seem counter-intuitive for some folks. If you are looking for a cost-effective option that could look the part this is the option for you. We don’t think that there should be any type of issue with that.