Here’s Why You Should Choose Asphalt Shingles for Your Home

When it comes to roofing options, there are so many to choose from that it can be overwhelming!  Simpson Construction & Roofing is here to help.  We’re going to focus on asphalt shingles and how beneficial they can be.  Read on to find out why you should opt for this roofing material when it’s time to get your roof replaced.  

One of the greatest benefits of asphalt shingles is how low-maintenance they are. Since they’re made of organic substances that come from petroleum, they are able to stand the test of time and natural elements. They require little to no upkeep and very few things can damage them.  They stand strong against fires, strong winds, and even hail.   When it comes to cleaning, making them look brand new takes a simple washing with soap and water.  They can last for at least 40 years before needing to be replaced, which is incredible compared to the 8 years you get on average with a slate or wood shake roof.

Asphalt shingles are also extremely affordable.  There is a wide range of varieties to choose from, and even the highest-quality asphalt shingles are cheaper than some other options.  They can last for so long that they are one of the most cost-friendly options you can choose.   They can also be made sustainably from recycled asphalt and are a great environmentally safe option as they now emit fewer toxins than ever before.

The ease with which they can be installed is also a huge plus.  They are very lightweight, making the process safer as well.  Since the installation process is so simple, the amount of time it takes to replace an entire roof is much shorter than with other materials.  

If you live in an area that is prone to fires, asphalt shingles are the ideal option.  Many manufacturers now create shingles that have built-in fire resistance that help them to resist high temperatures.  This can help reduce the overall damage to your home if there is a fire.  They’re also weather resistant and waterproof!  That means no warping or cracking that could cause devastating leaks.  

Simpson Construction & Roofing is the leading construction expert in Florida, so you can rest assured that we will provide the best possible service for your home!  We are committed to utilizing the highest quality products installed by highly trained professionals.  For more information, give us a call at 941-724-0465