Asphalt shingles are currently the most popular of residential roofing materials and they are relatively affordable to install. Our prices are determined by geographical location, slope or steepness, height of the roof, ease of access, complexity of the project, the particular type of shingle and numerous other factors. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors and styles, are fairly durable, and can be easily repaired and maintained. If you are considering this type of roofing for your home give us a call today. Let Peachtree Roofing Inc's representative can show you all of your available options.
Asphalt shingles are typically petroleum-based and made using an asphalt coating surfaced with mineral granules. They are an affordable option for those looking for a widely flexible roofing material that comes in a variety of styles and colors.
One of the major benefits of asphalt roofing is its affordability. Asphalt roofing shingles can last up to 30 years if installed properly, and while this is significantly lower than the life expectancy of many other roofing options, the inexpensiveness outweighs long-term protection for many homeowners. Asphalt roofing comes in a variety of style options to complement any home style. It is waterproof, limiting leak problems in the home, and is fire-resistant, resistant to weathering, and able to withstand high winds. Asphalt roofing shingles also provide ample sound protection from external noise and are lightweight when compared to many other roofing materials, limiting the risk or structural issues. While asphalt shingles are generally not considered an eco-friendly roofing material, they are recyclable at the end of their lifespan to be later used for paving, with recycling services available in most major cities.
Asphalt shingles are available in two varieties of base materials, fiberglass and organic, and are manufactured in three different types, three-tab shingles, architectural/dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. Asphalt shingles are also very versatile in their aesthetic options and are manufactured in endless varieties of colors, textures, and shapes, with the ability to look like wood, cedar, or slate.
Asphalt shingles are the easiest roofing material to install. However, it is advised that homeowners hire a professional roofing contractor to ensure that it is installed correctly. Proper asphalt shingle installation can mean the difference between a roof that lasts several decades and a roof that needs consistent repairs, so it is important to find an experienced roofing contractor that can properly install the shingles. Our company has licensed and qualified professionals who are experienced in installing and repairing asphalt roofs, so your roof will always be in good hands with us.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable roofing options, with an average cost of approximately $1 per square foot an a total cost for installation of the roof starting $2,000 and going up depending on the slope, pitch, and size of the roof. They are a great option for homeowners who desire an inexpensive roof that requires minimal maintenance.
While asphalt shingles are relatively low-maintenance, wet and dry environmental conditions and growths of algae and accumulation of debris can cause premature deterioration. However, regular removal of debris and algae can prolong the life of an asphalt roof. The growth of algae can be prevented by installing zinc or copper strips or wire at the ridge and every four to six feet down the roof.
It is always important to keep your roof in good repair, as damaged asphalt shingles can cause issues down the line, such as water leaks. Our qualified roofing contractors can provide regular roof inspections and immediately replace any damaged asphalt shingles to keep your roof functional and beautiful.
Asphalt roofing is an inexpensive roofing option with excellent curb appeal. Homeowners who choose asphalt roofing enjoy its many style varieties and ability to withstand a variety of natural conditions. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions about asphalt shingles or if you are interested in a free quote on our asphalt shingle roof installation or repairs.