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5 Great Things About Asphalt Shingles

5 Great Things About Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are by far the most popular roofing material in North America. They provide versatility, weather resistance and a variety of other benefits. If you’re considering a roof replacement, it’s worthwhile to consider the advantages of asphalt shingles for your home. 

Asphalt Shingles

Here are some reasons why you should strongly consider asphalt shingles over other roofing materials.

  1. Ease of Installation

Asphalt shingles are popular because they don’t require additional framework or support. This simplifies the roof installation and also makes it safer. Since asphalt shingles are easier and faster to install than other roofing types, installation rates are often lower. Hire a certified and experienced roof replacement contractor to get the best results the first time.

  1. Energy Efficiency

You may not have expected asphalt roofing to be energy-efficient, but it is. When you buy an asphalt roof, the roofer installs a system that includes underlayment that can help you save energy. You can get asphalt shingles in light, medium and dark shades that reflect more infrared radiation from the sun, helping the roof surface stay cooler. This helps reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home through your air conditioner.

  1. Low Maintenance

Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain. They’re also easily repaired or replaced if damaged by the elements. Always seek the help of an experienced residential and commercial roofing expert when it comes to asphalt shingle maintenance or repair.

  1. Versatile

Asphalt shingles can span a wide range of angles. They look at home on any roof, from cross-hipped to Dutch gable. Asphalt shingles will cover any size or shape of the roof effortlessly. There is a minimum slope for asphalt roofing, so consult your roofer about that if you have questions or concerns.

  1. Quality for Less

Asphalt shingles outperform many other roofing materials in terms of performance and cost. They are the most affordable roofing material upfront, yet they last long enough to provide long-term value. Performance shingles offer enhanced weather, fire and wind protection without adding much to the cost.

From routine roof inspection to full-on commercial roof replacements and everything in between, you can trust Mascon, Inc. to exceed all your expectations. For all your residential and commercial roofing needs, give us a call at (512) 883-9281 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve home and business owners in Austin, TX, as well as surrounding areas.