Asphalt shingles look fantastic on a steep-slope roof. And they can now be manufactured to look like a host of natural materials, including tile, wood and slate. But when it comes to steep-slope roofing material, it isn’t all about looks.
Composed of fibrous glass mats impregnated with asphalt and coated with a surfacing of mineral granules to protect against UV exposure, asphalt shingles have advanced dramatically since their creation. Lightweight with excellent water-shedding qualities, their appeal grows dramatically when they are stacked up against the competition.
Asphalt shingles outperform — whether it’s metal, tile, slate or wood — and at a fraction of the cost.
While asphalt shingles have their drawbacks, the benefits make them the most commonly used covering for steep-slope roofs. Those advantages include:
- They’re Easy: Great at shedding water, asphalt shingles are easy to install, easy to repair and easy to maintain.
- Variety: Asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colors and styles, which range from the widely used “strip shingles” to the “laminated” or “architectural shingles” designed to give a three dimensional appearance.
- Eco Friendly: When it comes time to remove your asphalt shingles, they can be recycled.
- Long Life: Life expectancy ranges from two to five decades. So it’s no surprise that warranties are long. For example, the Marquis Weathermax© roofing shingles sold by GAF have a 30-year limited warranty.
In business since 1985, ROOFCORP works with only the best vendors. Add to that our commitment to workmanship and quality, and we can deliver roofing solutions suited to any project and budget.
Contact us today to learn how asphalt shingles can be used to bring your steep-slope roofing project to reality.