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Roofing with Asphalt Shingles for Style, Affordability, and Sustainable Building

by Peyton Sanders

If you are new to roofing, the variety material options offered in roofing today may surprise you. However, one material stands out due to its affordability, design, and low maintenance. Asphalt shingles offer all these qualities, and you get to use material that is environmentally friendly to construct that ideal roof that you need. Your roof stands out in your neighbourhood when you use this material. Here is why you will require this roofing material for your building needs when building a new home or replacing an existing roofing material.

Environmentally friendly

Today, it is essential in all activities to consider how you treat the environment around you. Asphalt shingles are durable; they can last for three to five decades before needing replacement.  The longer they last, the less they spend decomposing and filling the land around your home. Therefore, you will not pollute the land in your compound. In addition, they can be recycled. Once recycled you can create asphalt driveways that make your compound look superb.


Regardless of the pitch of your roof, asphalt shingles can be fitted anywhere. If you have a flat roof, the shingles will keep out rain; in addition, they withstand the wind. In case your roof has different angles, the asphalt shingles will ensure that it looks cohesive.


You can use many materials as shingles including tiles or metal roofing. However, you must work within your budget. If you feel that other materials are beyond your budget, consider asphalt shingles, as they are affordable and offer greater protection from snow and rain for a longer duration.  This is due to their cohesive nature once installed on your roof.


As opposed to shingles made from wood, asphalt shingles are low maintenance. Since they are easy to install, you do not need to wait too long for your roof to be completed. They are wind resistant and waterproof; therefore, you do not need to worry about replacing individual shingles recurrently. They require little work when cleaning and replacing a single faulty asphalt shingle does not need a professional roofer. In addition, they are fire resistant, protecting your home in case of fire from neighbouring properties.


Despite being affordable, you will not believe the designs that asphalt shingles have to offer. They shimmer as they are made from resin, fibreglass, and asphalt. Furthermore, you can get them in different styles and colours that help you blend the look that your home's exterior has.

Finally, once you decide to replace the asphalt shingles with new ones, they will make for useful material to create asphalt driveways offering you added usability for the price you initially paid. Unsurprisingly, no roofing material can offer you all these benefits while being so affordable at the same time.