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Pros and Cons of Asphalt Roofing Shingles for Lone Tree Homes


June 8, 2016

Asphalt shingles are generally the top choice for Denver roofing professionals because of the many benefits associated with the shingles. If would like to install or upgrade your ideal roof, it can help to understand the pros and cons of asphalt shingles. Once you understand them a little more, call The Roof Dr!

Pros


Affordable
The top Denver roofing companies often install Asphalt shingles because the shingles are more affordable for the customers. The two primary types of asphalt shingles are organic or fiberglass. Whereas organic asphalt shingles feature a base of wood or paper, fiberglass shingles feature a base of fiberglass materials. Both types of shingles are relatively inexpensive because of the standard manufacturing process and the low costs of the materials. You can also save money from the low costs of the installation process. The installation of asphalt shingles is easy for roofing experts to perform and does not require a long time to complete. Compared to other options, the inexpensive materials and the relatively quick installation process can make asphalt roofing shingles an easy and affordable option.

Styles
Another advantage of Denver asphalt shingles is the versatility of styles from which you can choose. You can select from a diverse range of design styles, and most styles display a beautiful appearance, create unique patterns on the roof, and adorn the graceful and rustic ambiance of your home. You can also choose from many different brands, colors and sizes. The best roofing services can show you the many different available styles of asphalt roofing shingles, and the extensive options should then enable you to easily find the particular type of shingle that is most conducive for your home and for your aesthetic preferences.  

Cons

Maintenance
A disadvantage of asphalt roofing shingles is that the roofs can require more maintenance than other roofing options. Situations in which excessive accumulations of snow or ice become concentrated on a certain area of your roof can render the shingles vulnerable to become broken, cracked, torn, or dislodged. Additionally, heavy winds can also cause an uplift effect that can displace and blow away the shingles. This can be detrimental, for broken or missing shingles can facilitate destructive and expensive leaks. As a result, you should have premier Denver roofing companies perform consistent maintenance on the roofs every two or three years to evaluate the conditions of the shingles and to repair any problems that have occurred.    

Life-span
Asphalt shingle roofs experience a slightly shorter life-span than other roofing shingles. You might experience problems in which the shingles begin to decay, rot and deteriorate after a long period of time. Many factors reduce the durability and longevity of asphalt roofs. For instance, the shingles can decay from natural wear and tear, inclement weather, excessive exposure to sunlight and heat, or from mildew that develops in the shaded areas of the roof. However, you can extend the longevity of the roof by periodically receiving upgrades from Denver roofing professionals.
 

Contact The Roof Dr. to handle any of your roofing needs. Our expert staff has acquired a prestigious reputation throughout the Denver area for providing exceptional residential and commercial roofing services for over 45 years. We can install or upgrade your roof, we use the most superior products available, and we can effectively design and install your ideal roof to maximize the quality and beauty of your home.