Asphalt Shingle roofs are extremely popular in both residential and commercial properties all over Southern California. When getting a roof replacement, many homeowners turn to asphalt for their traditional looking roof styles. Whether you are in need of new roof services or just a repair, this blog will educate you more thoroughly on the pros vs. cons of asphalt shingles.
Pros Vs. Cons
The first reason property owners love to select asphalt shingles is because they are affordable. In comparison to other roofs like clay tile or metal, they come at a very reasonable price. This is why they continue to strive and become very popular throughout the country.
The second reason why individuals love asphalt shingles is because they can last you for quite some time. The lifetime expectancy for this roofing material can be for 30 years at a time. Although some other materials may last a few years more, for the affordable price you get from asphalt, a replacement after 30 years can be completely worth it. This can give you more than enough time to plan ahead, save up, and invest in repairs later on to keep your roof even longer.
The third reason is that asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors and styles. This can give you much more of a selection, and not make you feel limited to your roof design. This way, you can take some time to figure out which colors and styles will mesh well with the exterior look of your home. The most popular colors of this material are black, shades of grey, browns, tans, reds, etc. Our team can help advise you on which colors would look best with your exterior paint.
The Cons: asphalt shingles can crack or lift more easier than some other roofs such as clay tile and metal, depending on the intensity of the air temperature. Seasonal transitions also make a difference in how your shingle roof can handle it. Another con is that they can sometimes lose their vibrant and bold colors over the years, because of harsh exposure to sun.
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