Asphalt shingles are prized by both property owners and roofing contractors alike, due to their ability to withstand strong winds, direct sun light, hail and freezing temperatures. A number of roofing materials have been introduced to the market over time, but asphalt shingles continue to be the material of choice for property owners nationwide.
Asphalt shingles are a form of roof or wall shingle which utilizes asphalt for the purpose of waterproofing. It is one of the most popular roofing materials in North America, due to a combination of its low cost combined with ease of installation. The main component of these types of shingles is the asphalt itself. Asphalt is derived from crude petroleum and when processed is analyzed scientifically and altered to guarantee it remains stabilized and waterproof over time. It consists of a granule coated in ceramic which shields the asphalt from degradation resulting from UV rays.
Asphalt shingles manufactured and installed in New York City are designed for the harshest weather conditions, and are designed to keep homes comfortable and dry for decades. They come in a wide selection of profiles, styles and colors, which will suit every taste and architecture type. The three tab shingle is the most cost effective, and comes in either soft or bold colors. Shadow lines can be used to enhance it so that it blends in perfectly with any exterior material used for cladding.
One advantage of asphalt shingles is that they can be upgraded. One of the most popular options is laminates which are multi layered, as they look similar to slate shingles without the high price tag. Asphalt shingles can be sold in intricate profiles that are combined with beautiful color blends that will make your roof stand out in a good way.
The second major benefit of asphalt shingles is the ease with which they can be installed. This is desirable to both property owners and roofing contractors. For property owners it means lower costs and for contractors it means easier work. Since asphalt shingles are included in the building codes of almost every jurisdiction, there are no issues with installing them, unlike lesser known materials.
Asphalt shingles are also durable and eco-friendly. When properly installed and cared for they will last for decades before having to be repaired. Asphalt shingles can be recycled, and unlike other roofing materials do not degrade when subjected to this process. This means they can be reused many times over.
A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing is New York’s number one roofing contractor. We specialize in asphalt shingles installation and will ensure the job is done right, the first time and within budget. We will help you choose a style and color which is perfect for your residential or commercial property, and will install it in such a way where your energy efficiency and insulation is most optimal. Speak with our representatives today to receive a free estimate.