1. Asphalt Means Faster Installation And Less Chance of Error
Nobody wants to sit around and wait for weeks to replace their roof. At Plair Homes, we aim for 1-2 days. Our experience with asphalt shingles makes it easy.
A botched installation can lead to issues throughout the roofing system. Even if the problem is caught early, it still means plenty of rework. Asphalt roofing systems are straightforward to work with, so oversights are much less likely.
2. Asphalt Shingles Are Easy To Maintain
One of asphalt’s best features is that roofing professionals can move freely around the roof with minimal chance of causing damage. Plus, it doesn’t require any pricey equipment or accessories that can add costs for the homeowner.
3. Asphalt Can Last Anywhere From 20 To 50 Years With Care
The average lifespan of a residential roof in coastal Florida communities is around 20 years – down from manufacturer estimates of 30 due to harsh storm seasons.
But proactive inspections and maintenance can extend the life of asphalt to surprising lengths, saving you plenty of money. Inland homes that face few windstorms often see roofs last 30 to 40 years. Reaching 50 is unlikely, but certainly possible.
People are moving less frequently and keeping homes in the family longer. If you want to maximize the life of your roof, asphalt shingles are the best choice.
4. Many Problems In Need Of Roof Repair Are Visible At A Glance
You can perform a simple visual inspection of your roof once a month to stay ahead of any issues. It only takes a few minutes. Missing or damaged shingles, bent flashing, and other issues are easy to spot, so you can call in a roofing pro early on – meaning less expensive repairs.
5. You Can Reduce Your Cooling Bills With The Right Shingles
Shingles are manufactured with reflective granules that cause some solar radiation to bounce harmlessly off your roof. This makes it much easier to keep your home cool in the summer, while having no effect on your ability to warm up in the winter.
Needless to say, the air conditioner is one of the biggest consumers of electricity for most Floridians. To save even more, you can select special Cool Roof shingles or simply pick a lighter shade for your roof. Remember, dark colors absorb heat while light colors reflect it.
6. There Are Plenty Of Styles And Colors To Choose From
Speaking of colors, there’s no end to the options for a shingle roof!
In addition to the Shingle Color of the Year (2020’s is Pacific Wave), you’ll find hundreds of exciting shades to choose from. Asphalt shingles can even have faux textures to add stunning visual interest to your roof and enhance curb appeal.
What’s more, top quality architectural shingles have multiple layers to add dimensionality to your roof. Thatch and dome-like effects can be created along with unusual patterns like diamond and scallops. Used correctly, these can revitalize a home’s appearance.
To discover more about shingle roofing, contact Plair Homes.