Asphalt is a popular roofing material for residential buildings. Other roofing materials such as wood and metal exist, many homeowners want asphalt because of its low cost and easy installation. Whether you are building a new home or repairing an old one, CertainTeed asphalt roof shingles are one type of roofing material to consider.
There are advantages and disadvantages to an asphalt roof.
Advantages to Asphalt shingles:
Asphalt shingles are waterproof and strengthen your roof.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable options for your home.
Certainteed Asphalt shingles have warranty periods from 25 years to a lifetime.
The main drawback of asphalt roofing is that it doesn’t do well in very cold weather. Asphalt is best for regions with moderate climates.
Asphalt roofing prices depend on a number of factors:
The category of asphalt you choose.
The region you reside in.
Whether you are building or repairing a roof.
Whether you install the shingles yourself or hire a roofing contractor.
At CertainTeed, there are three categories of asphalt:
Strip asphalt roofing shingles are single layered and lightweight. These shingles are good for roof repair if you already have strip shingles.
Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles are multilayered and heavier than strip shingles. The roofing warranty for dimensional shingles is 30 years to the lifetime of the house.
The third category is premium asphalt roofing shingles. The premium shingles are the top of the line and are often laminated. They offer a more aesthetic appeal and can even resemble wood shake roofing. Premium shingles can also provide added features such as energy efficiency. The shingles have solar reflectivity, which can lower your home’s energy bills.
CertainTeed asphalt roof shingles come in a range of prices. The lowest cost roof shingles are the strip shingles.
If you decide to use CertainTeed asphalt roof shingles, you have a few dozen products to choose from. To get the most accurate roofing estimate for your project, you need to contact Ashford Building & Roofing and allow us to put our experience with installing Certainteed products to work for you.
Many manufacturers make residential roofing materials. If you have decided that asphalt is the roofing material you want, CertainTeed asphalt roof shingles are your best choice!