There has been so much concern for the environment lately that it seems as though asphalt shingle roofs have fallen out of favor. However, there are many advantages to choosing asphalt over other types of roofing materials. Homeowners who are getting ready to replace their roof can talk to Bergen County roofing experts to see why an asphalt shingle roof is still one of the best roofing choices in the industry.
Asphalt shingles have been a mainstay in the North American roofing industry for the last hundred years. Unlike exotic roofing materials like rubber tiles, they have a proven track record of solid performance. They are light, durable and easy to install. Their composition helps them to seal and resist uplift and blow off. A shingle roof resists leaking, and if a problem does arise, it is easily repaired.
These shingles are available to fit every budget, large or small. With their variety of colors, textures and styles, asphalt shingles are available to complement any architectural style or decorative scheme and satisfy any homeowner's tastes and preferences.
The roofing experts at All Professional Remodeling of Bergen County NJ can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, siding or skylights.
Asphalt shingles can be manufactured to look like their more expensive cousins, cedar shakes and slate, but with significantly less cost to install and maintain.
A shingle roof can be an environmentally friendly choice. Asphalt shingles are recyclable because tear off materials could be taken to designated facilities and sorted. The shingles are then ground and used as paving materials for interstates and parking lots.
Modern manufacturing changes to the shingle's coating have created "green" asphalt shingles. These reflective shingles save energy and can significantly reduce a home's carbon footprint by reducing the amount of energy a home uses to stay cool. Additionally, because they are reflective, they last longer, which decreases the number of roofs a home will need over its lifetime.
Many asphalt shingle manufacturers make shingles warranted to last for 50 years. Homeowners are likely to need only one roof in their lifetime, which means fewer asphalt shingles in the landfill.
Asphalt shingles are safe and effective. Before asphalt shingles were invented, the standard roofing material was shakes, which are highly susceptible to insects, rot and fire. Today's asphalt shingles are safer than ever before. By using fiberglass for the backing and adding substances designed to give them the highest fire resistance UL rating available, today's homeowners do not have to worry about a house fire the way that their great grandparents did.