The Longevity and Good Looks of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

You used to have a choice between plain asphalt roofing shingles in white, black or green. Then other colors came along. After that, the three-dimensional ones started to appear on the market. They made felt shingles with the gravel coating look like cedar shingles. That brought in a whole new textural look to home roof surfaces that greatly increased curb appeal while still keeping the longevity of regular shingles.

Good asphalt roofing shingles can last a quarter of a century or longer before they will likely need to be replaced. They hold up in windy, rainy, snowy and sunny climates without a problem. You can choose from red and brown hues, blues, greens and the standard black and white with grays too. There are different textural options too. This type of roofing goes on quickly, and it comes off quickly too. This makes replacement take less time than some other roof covering options when they reach the end of their service life.

Repairs are a breeze too with asphalt roofing shingles. It is good for homeowners to hang onto an extra pack of the shingles used on a roof in case of minor storm damage. This helps to keep the repair looking like the rest of the roof. Shingles are tough. The amount of force it takes to cause wind damage is likely going to cause damage to other parts of homes and businesses as well. Shingles weather thunderstorms, spring winds, blizzards and heat waves season after season and still keep on looking good. Roof surfaces have been exposed to ice, snow, wind gusts, driving rain and hail all the while keeping the interior of the homes dry. Plus, they are probably one of the top roofing choices for the majority of homes in most regions of the country. They look good on lakeside cottages or suburban colonials.