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3 Key Advantages of Asphalt Shingles January 13, 2019

Pearl City, Ewa
3 Key Advantages of Asphalt Shingles, Ewa, Hawaii

If you're in the market for a roof replacement, there are many factors to consider, including the cost, aesthetics, and strength of your material. When it comes time to pick, consider asphalt shingle roofing. Here are three reasons why this type of roofing is well worth your while.

3 Reasons to Choose Asphalt

1. Versatility

Unlike traditional asphalt paving, asphalt shingle roofing comes in many colors. White or gray shingles offer maximum heat deflection from the bright Hawaii sun. Variegated shingles add contrast and depth to any home, as do laminated varieties. Asphalt can mimic the appearance of materials like cedar, slate, or tile. The material is readily adaptable to many roof configurations, including the corners and steep angles of dormers and gables. There are also many shapes available, from standard rectangles to hexagons to scalloped edges.

2. Durability

shingle roofingA National Association of Home Builders® study found that on average, asphalt shingles last for 20 years. Certain kinds even come with a 30- or 50-year limited lifetime warranty. Asphalt shingle roofing is also capable of enduring disasters and adverse weather conditions. Class 4 types, for example, have an impact resistance rating of UL 2218 – that is, Underwriters Laboratory® Test Standard 2218. This designation means that the shingles withstood rigorous impact testing from steel balls designed to mimic hail – an important consideration in Hawaii. The American Society for Testing and Materials® has also rated many kinds of asphalt roofing for high wind resistance and top fire protection.

3. Cost

The cost of your roof replacement will ultimately depend on the square footage, slope, and complexity of your roof, the removal of old materials, disposal fees, permit charges, and manual labor – and, of course, the chosen roofing material. Asphalt is generally inexpensive and offers the best cost-to-value ratio considering its other virtues. Asphalt is relatively easy to install, lowering labor costs. The material is also affordable compared to tile and slate.


Whether you choose asphalt shingle roofing or another material for your replacement, trust the award-winning roof builders at Tory's Roofing & Waterproofing in Pearl City, HI. For over 40 years, their expert team has provided Oahu homeowners and commercial premises owners with roofing installation and repairs. They're registered with the Better Business Bureau® and proudly carry certifications from the Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii and Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. They're committed to customer satisfaction, which is why they offer a five-year "All Roof Maintenance Program" guarantee. View images of past work online. To schedule a consultation, call (808) 456-5990.

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