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6 Reasons Asphalt Shingles Are the Best Roofing Material

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the United States. 75% of North American homes have asphalt shingles installed. Asphalt shingles offer plentiful positive benefits making them the perfect roof replacement choice regardless of home style, climatic condition or location.

1. Lightweight

Of all roofing materials on the market, an asphalt shingle is one of the lightest options. Asphalt shingles are made from fiberglass mats and layers of thin materials. During installation, extra structural support is not required and transportation between the manufacturer and the job site is relatively simple, reducing overall project costs.   

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Shingles come in bundles. Generally, 3 bundles cover 100 square feet or 1 square of area. Bundle weights:

2. Affordable

Asphalt shingles are among the most affordable roofing choices, still promising toughness, efficiency, durability and long-term usability. This material provides weather, wind and fire resistance. Asphalt shingles are cheaper to install, repair and maintain versus other roofing options. Generally, the cost-effectiveness of the product contributes to its popularity.

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Costs differences are:

3. Easy to Install

Looking for a roofing material that offers less downtime and decreased costs? Asphalt shingles are the perfect choice. During transportation from the manufacturer to the rooftop, light asphalt shingles contribute to fast, efficient and timely work. In terms of installation, asphalt shingles are easy to install and can be done in a single day.

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Asphalt shingles can be installed over existing shingles to save money, time and landfill space. However, installation as a second layer could void the warranty. Asphalt shingles can be installed on any architectural design:

4. Several Color Options

Asphalt shingles offer a variety of color choices and a shadow tone granule blend to give depth and character. Creatively combine and transform different colors, textures, and patterns to install desired rooftops. Asphalt shingles can be matched with other roofing exteriors including brick, siding, stucco, or stone.

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5. Durable

With the advancement of modern manufacturing processes, asphalt shingles have become increasingly durable compared to older counterparts. Shingles are made with a two-layered fiberglass mat making them resistant to wind, fire, ice and extreme temperatures. The extra-thick construction provides years of protection and durability without the maintenance.

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6. Recyclable

As sustainability trends in the roof construction sector, the popularity of asphalt shingles rises. Shingles were once disposed to landfills after use, but today they are recycled and repurposed into street, parking lot and highway pavement, patchwork and power generation.

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Sabal Construction & Roofing LLC, a State Certified General Contractor and fully insured company, provides premium-grade quality, budget-friendly, and highly durable asphalt shingles to Florida.     

We are a family-owned and locally-operated roofing company that installs, repairs and upgrades residential and commercial roofing systems. Our team of experts have over 20 years of roofing experience, are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and deliver outstanding customer service.

To discover more about asphalt shingles and other roofing materials, contact Sabal Construction & Roofing LLC at (800) 591-5896 or info@sabalconstruction.us. For additional information, visit our website.