Asphalt shinglees are easy to install, are the cheapest to buy and are long lasting, so it comes as no surprise that they are the most popular choice with homeowners across the country. They are made with a strong paper backing that is coated in asphalt and a stone mixture, which is why they have that rough look and feel to them. This roughness helps to make the shingles more durable and weather resistant and since they last for up to twenty-five years, they are a great choice for any residence.
Asphalt shinglees come in various shapes and colors to choose from to make an impact on any roof. They are easy to install and are usually found in strips of five to better allow for a sturdy finish. A heavy wind will have no problem lifting one shingle, but a sheet of five will be that much harder to lose in a storm. They are nailed on in various places and also have a glue backing that is activated by the heat of the sun. It is said that a roof is best after a summer of sun has beenamed down on it to fully adher the shingles. Once they are 'set' in the sun, it will become that much harder to suffer a loss in a storm.
This type of shingle is the cheapest to buy because it is reliably cheap to manufacture. It is a great choice in any climate, as it provides a water tight finish to your roof which will allow for nothing to see into you attic and ever your home, which could cause major mold problems and water damage.
Asphalt shinglees will eventually wear down. The coating gradually gets washed away and that leaves the paper backing which will shrivel and curl in the sun. When this happens it is time for a new roof. It is best to keep a check on your roof on a yearly basis, especially when it is getting older. It is also a good idea to check for damage after any severe storm or wind event. With proper maintenance, the asphalt shingle will give you years of service and protect your home while looking good doing it.
An asphalt shingle roof will last a long time on your house with only minimal maintenance. It is a great cost effective way to keep your home free of the weather and they look great in many colors and shapes. No wonder they are a popular choice across the country.