Replacing the roof of your home is a major home improvement project that needs to be done from time to time. There’s no avoiding the need for a new roof if you want to continue to enjoy a home that’s safe from weather and outdoor pests. When it’s time to replace your roof, the first step is choosing the right roofing material. There’s a variety of materials to choose from, and each material comes with it’s own pros and cons, but asphalt shingles are the most popular choice among homeowners for a reason! Let’s discuss a few of the benefits of asphalt shingles below!
Asphalt roofing is one of the most cost-effective and affordable roofing option for homeowners. While other materials often come with high price tags or shorter life expectancy than asphalt roofing, it provides the perfect balance of longevity vs cost. Most roofing contractors offer a variety of manufacturer & pricing options to make your roof replacement fit into a tight budget.
Easy to Install and Maintain
Another thing that helps keep the cost of asphalt shingles so low is the ease of installation. The job doesn’t require any special tools or labor from your contractor, so the cost of installation will be lower than an alternative roofing material. Asphalt shingles can also be replaced as needed if they become damaged or go missing. Other roofing materials sometimes require total replacement if damage occurs, but you can maintain your asphalt roof with just a simple repair and leave the rest of the roof alone!
Asphalt shingles are built to last. Most asphalt roofs need to be replaced every 30 years or so, but there are some asphalt shingles with up to a 50-year life expectancy! That durability means it will be a while before you have to worry about paying for a new roof again. Your home will be protected from leaks, water damage, pests, and uplifting shingles after a storm. Asphalt shingles are lightweight too, so you won’t have to worry about the weight of snow on top of heavy roofing being too much for your home to handle! If damage does occur to an asphalt roof, it will likely only affect a small area of shingles that can be replaced without replacing the rest of the roof.
Environmentally Conscious Roofing
While they’re construction isn’t as low impact as some materials, asphalt shingles one of the more environmentally friendly types of roofing on the market. When your shingles need to be replaced, the old ones can be generally be recycled into other materials! Recycled shingles are most commonly used in paving. Any scrap that’s made during the production process of your shingles was most likely recycled too. Using a recyclable material like asphalt singles on your home is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and feel good about your purchasing choices!
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to replace your home’s roof this year, our team at Mario’s Roofing is ready to assist with your needs! You can contact our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2420 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!