Why Are Asphalt Roofing Shingles Popular?

75% of all homes in North America are fitted with fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. It’s not difficult to see why when you consider that asphalt shingles are very versatile, are easy to install, and are also affordable. Their popularity is also seen in the fact that leading Jacksonville roofing manufacturers offer a wide selection of asphalt shingles.

Let’s take a closer look at why asphalt shingles are the option of choice for millions of homeowners across the country.

Asphalt Shingles Can Be Installed on Most Roof Types

All major roof types – Gambrel, Gabled, Mansard, and Saltbox are ideal candidates for asphalt shingle installation. These shingles can also be installed on outbuildings needing roof work such as garages and sheds.

Asphalt Shingles Are Aesthetically Pleasing

Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors; hence you can choose the shingles that best complement your house. This is especially important if you are in the process of selling your house and want to improve the home’s curb appeal. Remodeling Magazine claims that brand new roofing in Jacksonville can increase the resale value of your house by up to $12,000.

Asphalt Shingles Are Affordable

Asphalt is, by and large, the most popular material for new roofs or roof replacement in the country. This is, in part, due to the reasons listed above, but also due to their affordability and ease of install. Compared to all other roofing materials such as metal, tile, slate, clay, and wood shake, asphalt will meet you at the lowest price point. The alternatives can sometimes be five times as expensive as asphalt, or even more in the case of slate.

Warranties Worth Noting

When considering roofing in Jacksonville, it is worth noting the following regarding warranties:

(a) Contractor’s warranties often cover matters regarding installation and workmanship. It is recommended to work with contractors who can provide a 5-year minimum warranty.

(b) Be mindful of the wording when buying shingles. A ‘lifetime’ warranty on shingles may only mean 10-15 years coverage.

(c) Companies cannot be held responsible for product damage that is beyond their control e.g. weather damaged shingles. Warranty claims can only be made if there are defects with the roof shingles themselves.

StormForce of Jacksonville is a leading roofing company in Northeast Florida. Their services include roof replacement, emergency weather services, and commercial roof restoration.

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