Whether you’re building a new home or it’s time to replace a worn-down roof, you may be wondering which roofing material is best. Asphalt shingles offer many benefits over other options. Here are three reasons why you should choose this type of roofing for your construction project.
The Advantages of Asphalt Shingles
1. Color & Design Options
Asphalt shingles are available in a wide range of attractive colors and styles. They can be matte, variegated, or overlaid in slightly uneven patterns to create depth and visual interest. They can mimic the appearance of pricier materials like slate or cedar, so you can add a luxurious look to your roof without breaking the bank. Asphalt shingles are adaptable to roofs of any configuration, fitting well at seams and corners. They also come in several shapes, from traditional rectangles to rounded edges.
2. Easy Installation & Care
For a qualified roofing company, installing asphalt shingles is a relatively simple process. Asphalt shingles don’t need any added structure to support their weight, nor do they require ice stops. Once installed, asphalt is easy to maintain. If you ever need repair, it’s easy for a roofing contractor to replace damaged or missing shingles.
3. Cost-Effective Performance
Asphalt shingles are affordable and durable compared to other options. Certain varieties offer excellent resistance to high winds and impact from hail. Many are also highly rated for fire resistance. The expected lifespan of asphalt shingle roofing varies, but most will last 20 years.
Based in Elkridge, MD, Columbia Roofing is licensed, bonded, and insured to offer commercial and residential roofing services for the entire Maryland Corridor, including Washington, D.C. Their team of experienced, knowledgeable professionals is dedicated to providing expert workmanship and high-quality materials for jobs of all sizes. Call (410) 479-6100 today for a free estimate, or visit their website to learn about the siding and gutter installation services they offer.