Asphalt Shingle Roofs Remain An Excellent 2021 Roofing Choice

Truthfully, asphalt shingles are the oldest aesthetic for any Western house. Even in Littleton, CO. Asphalt is a durable and dependable material. It has built bridges, buildings, and roofs across countries. As roofing materials, they have withstood the test of time, and they're still one of the best roofing choices for your property this year. If you're thinking of changing your roof, consider having an asphalt roof replacement.

Asphalt shingle manufacturing methods haven't drastically changed. Most roofers use the same techniques, methods, and equipment to manufacture them. On the other hand, their testing capabilities enable them to capture the most "painful scenarios" to improve and upgrade their asphalt shingles over time. You can trust this outcome with high-quality, dependable asphalt shingle manufacturers. That's one more reason you should trust a local roofing materials manufacturer than an overseas internet seller.

Additionally, asphalt shingle roofing prices have greatly declined because of its average demand and stable supply. Some homeowners have moved to metal and clay tile roofing, which are nominal roofing investments that have long-lasting lives. However, if it remains too expensive for homeowners, asphalt shingles will still remain the best option.

Home Advisor lists the best roofing materials you can use in 2021. Read more about them below.

1. Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles come in three primary grades: 3-tab, dimensional and luxury. The best asphalt shingles come with some combination of a 50-year warranty, class A fire rating, a high wind rating and a high impact rating.

Pros:

  • Can mimic wood, slate or tile
  • There are several different sizes, colors and styles to choose from.
  • Many of them meet Energy Star standards, which allows you to save on energy bills.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t last as long as other materials
  • Not environmentally friendly
  • Can only be used on pitched roofs.

Asphalt shingles cost $300 to $600 per square. Examples of color and style options include:

  • Weathered wood
  • Barkwood
  • Slate
  • Charcoal

2. Clay Tile Shingles

If it’s style you’re going for, you may find the perfect match in tile shingles. Tile shingles can be molded in several different shapes and are often made in lighter colors, which keeps them cool. They are often seen on properties that have a colonial Spanish or Mediterranean style.

Pros:

  • Excellent for the environment
  • Excellent insulation in hot climates
  • Usually increases a home’s value
  • Some of the most visually appealing and enduring (lasting for roughly 80 years)

Cons:

  • Expensive to install and maintain
  • Heavier than most roofs
  • Not great for cold climates
  • Can cause roof leaks from small cracks or holes in broken tiles

Tile roofs cost $800 to $2,500 per square. Tile shingles may be too heavy to be placed on your roof, especially if you had asphalt shingles before. Be sure to have your home’s structure thoroughly examined by a trusted and experienced roofing contractor. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer in Littleton, CO, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.

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