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Asphalt shingles are probably the most common type of roofing material. Asphalt shingles are made up of a fiberglass or felt base coated with a layer of waterproof asphalt which is then topped with ceramic granules. There are many benefits to an asphalt shingle roof, but like all other roofing materials, there are some cons too.

Pros Of Asphalt Shingles

  • Cost is a huge pro when talking about asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable choices on the market today.

  • There are a wide variety of aesthetic options when looking at asphalt shingles. They come in many colors, and design types such as; 3tab, architectural, and premium designs. This means it's easy to find something that compliments your homes styles and raises your curb appeal.

  • Asphalt shingles are easy to install. This is part of what makes them an affordable option for homeowners. Roofers don't need any special tools to install them, and the entire process is fairly straightforward.

  • Asphalt shingles are relatively easy to repair and replace. Not that we recommend it but if you are skilled enough and can understand the basics of roofing safety its possible to repair the shingles yourself.

Cons Of Asphalt Shingles

  • Asphalt shingles are vulnerable to things like wind uplift and hail damage. They can easily be broken or torn of your roof, making you vulnerable to leaks, so you need to be on the lookout for shingle damage frequently.

  • Asphalt shingles are not really an Eco-friendly option for roofing. They utilize fossil fuels to be manufactured, and they are not recyclable, so they contribute tons of waste to landfills each year.

  • Asphalt shingles can raise your cooling costs. They are not great at reflecting UV rays, and they get very hot, so if you live in a warm climate, don't expect an asphalt shingle roof to help keep your home cool.

  • Asphalt shingles don't have the longest lifespan. On paper, they can last 20-25 years, but realistically this depends on environmental factors, weather conditions, and more. 

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