When it comes down to protecting your home or business from the harsh elements of New England weather, it’s imperative to have a sturdy roof above your head. From torrential downpours to icy rainstorms, to multiple feet of snow piling up in a matter of hours, you have to be prepared for any and all conditions.
Typically, homeowners and contractors tend to use roughly the same three materials for roofing projects: rubber, metal, and asphalt.
Asphalt roofing is undeniably one of the most popular roof options that you will see protecting homes all over the country.
Because you are here reading this article, we are going to assume you are considering repairing your existing asphalt roof or are thinking about having a new asphalt roof installed on your home or business.
So, you may be asking yourself, “How do I choose the best option for my home or business?”
Let’s break down everything you need to know about asphalt roofing!
What Is Asphalt Roofing?
Many of the shingled houses and buildings you see daily utilize asphalt as a means to completely seal off the roof deck from moisture buildup and a vital component to the structural integrity of the shingles being used. Asphalt is tough, like, really tough; there’s no denying that. So, it makes sense why so many customers opt for asphalt roofs.
Asphalt shingles, however, are not just comprised of asphalt. These types of shingles are formed with a paper or fiberglass base in which the asphalt is laid upon then topped with granulated ceramic bits that add rigidity and strength.
Shingles can be shaped into either an architectural cut or three-tab style strips, each posing its own list of benefits. Here at Solid State Construction, we only use the HIGHEST quality of materials when undergoing roof installations.
Our GAF asphalt roofing shingles are not only highly resistant to wind and precipitation damage, but they also have an eye-catching appeal that just cannot be beaten. GAF undergoes an excessive amount of quality checks to ensure that every shingle that leaves the manufacturer meets even the highest expectations.
Why Asphalt Roofing?
Asphalt roofing, much like rubber and metal, has its own list of benefits that clearly outlines why it is, and will always be, a timeless classic such as:
- Affordability: Our asphalt shingle options from GAF are perfect for any budget.
- Simplicity: For both the installation team and general up-keep. If and when the time comes for regular repairs, asphalt roofing is much easier and cheaper to repair and maintain when compared to metal or rubber.
- Durability: For unmatched durability for years to come, we only trust GAF for those needs.
- Aesthetics: There is something extremely satisfying about perfectly laid shingles draping over a beautiful estate.
- Practicality: As Massachusetts’ weather can be enough to keep on top of, worrying about ice dams or other damage done to the structural integrity of your home or commercial building should be the least of your concern. You might as well get it done right the first time and save yourself the stress!
That all sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? We thought so too.
What About The Downsides To Asphalt Roofing?
Just like with everything in life, it can’t all be roses and sunshine. Standard low-end asphalt shingles from typical suppliers can be poorly made and are very susceptible to damage from high winds and other factors Mother Nature throws at them, but not our trusty GAF Shingles!
GAF’s Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology has been developed to protect against hurricane-level winds, heavy rainfall, and flames from a raging fire.
All asphalt shingled roofs are different in the way they conserve energy within the home. Older roofs have a tendency to leak heat out of the home and allow cooler air to enter the home, greatly increasing heating costs in the colder months. Having a brand new asphalt roof installed onto your home will substantially help conserve energy.
If conserving internal heat and energy is one of your main concerns, metal roofs are a phenomenal option to consider.
Okay, I’m Convinced. Now What?
If the time is finally here to repair or replace your existing asphalt roof, stay calm; we have you covered! We serve the Greater Boston and surrounding areas in Massachusetts and have a professionally curated team readily available to answer any questions you may have for us about the process or products we use.
Our installation team communicates effectively with every client to ensure a speedy completion time while staying within budget, two of the most important factors when considering a home renovation project.