Why Are Asphalt Shingles Still Popular Today?

Any homeowner would choose asphalt shingles as their primary roofing option because of its proven track record. Asphalt shingles are reliable, capable, and can withstand the worst storms, heavy rain, and snow. Furthermore, they're affordable and reliable. Even after a century of use, many homeowners still use asphalt shingles for the following reasons.


Modern asphalt shingles have a different formulation and manufacturing process that sets them apart from their decades-old counterparts. If you replace your roof with asphalt shingles today, you can have algae or mold-resistant coating and exceptional UV protection.

Energy Efficiency

Light-colored asphalt shingles can reflect heat in hot climates to reduce your heater's energy consumption. You can achieve comfortable interior temperatures without breaking the bank using modern asphalt shingles.

Available Styles

Quality manufacturers, such as GAF roofing, offer a huge selection of roofing styles suitable for any property aesthetic. Many homeowners with traditional architecture can choose from the numerous somber and earthy shades available from most manufacturers. On the other hand, homeowners can quickly order brighter and bolder colors perfect for modern properties.

Available Experts for Repair and Servicing

Many roofers can service clay and slate tiles and standing seam metal roofs. But, it's easier to find a local roofer who is certified to install asphalt shingle roofs. For instance, Roper Roofing & Solar is a GAF-certified contractor who can install their products with full warranty.

Kawara has an excellent post highlighting the many benefits of asphalt shingle roofs for homes below.


Asphalt shingles can achieve a range of architectural styles.  They produce stunning aesthetics that increase your home’s curb appeal.  More importantly, they come in a range of colors that complement the other exterior features of your home. You are able to select the right tone or shade that works well with your windows and wall accents.  Certainly, this is one of the beautiful benefits of asphalt shingles.


Asphalt shingles has many advantages over other roofing materials such as clay, slate, and wood shakes.  For instance, they offer beautiful aesthetics and superior quality at a lower cost.  Purchase and installation lost is an advantage upon purchase.  However, it also offers long-term value as it requires little to no maintenance.  When installed properly, they can last for up to 50 years.  Other roofing materials are simply not as cost-effective.  They do not offer the same value asphalt shingles do.


Asphalt shingles can be installed in many different roof layouts.  They can cover different angles, shapes and forms. For example, they can even be used for roof domes.  Asphalt shingles can work for you no matter how complex your roof layout is.  It will cover the entire roof seamlessly.  This is one the main design benefits of asphalt shingles.  Therefore, even architects prefer asphalt shingles. Almost all home roofs are suitable.


When purchasing KAWARA asphalt shingles, we install an entire roof system.  Apart from the shingles, we also include a water moisture barrier, plywood underlay, and reflective thermal insulation.  This entire roofing system aims to reduce the temperature on the roof surface.  Consequently, we are able to control the ambient temperature within your home.  For instance, when compared to metal roofing, asphalt shingles is conducts less radiant heat.  More importantly, home owners will require less energy to cool the inside of their homes.


The Philippines experience some of the most violent typhoons in the world.  Because of this, we need to ensure that our roof coverings can protect our homes.  A lot of the roofs that fail during a storm is attributed to faulty installation.  KAWARA asphalt shingle roofs does not only ensure quality installation. They also ensure the use of products of the highest quality.  Innovations in asphalt shingle production have made a very superior product.  BP Canada asphalt shingles are the only shingles that come with two sealant bands.  This Weather-tite technology produces the highest wind warranties in the market. (Continue reading here to learn more)

The experts at Roper Roofing & Solar have decades of experience installing, replacing, and improving the roofs of homes in your area. We're a certified contractor the local community trusts for all their roofing needs. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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