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Perrysburg Roofing: Article About Asphalt Roofing Advantages

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Over the years, asphalt roofing has gained a bad rap, mostly because its benefits are not fully understood. Also, since it's one of the cheapest roof coverings on the market, homeowners are often under the impression that it must be low in quality. However, Perrysburg roofing experts still recommend asphalt roofing for its low cost and benefits. These factors have earned asphalt roofing the top spot in the world of roofing materials.

Asphalt roofing has proven that it can stand up to nearly any weather type. This means that asphalt can be used in areas of extreme heat or cold. It also has great tolerance to water, sunlight and ice. Asphalt itself is easily destroyed by the sun's harmful UV rays, which is why manufacturers cover the shingles in granules: To reflect some of the sun's harmful rays. Homeowners can further increase this resistance by painting the asphalt a light color. This will reflect even more of the sun's rays and keep the roofs from absorbing heat.

While not as resistant to fire as metal roofs, asphalt roofs are still manufactured to comply with Underwriters Laboratories and the ASTM International standards for fire resistance. Asphalt shingles are still more fire resistant than other roof coverings on the market, including wood shingles even after the wood is chemically treated.

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Another benefit of asphalt shingles is the low price tag. They are not only cheap to manufacturer; they are easy for roofers to install. This cuts down on the price of installation, which is usually passed on to the consumer. Despite this low price tag, asphalt shingles can last anywhere between 15 and 30 years depending on the type used and how well the homeowner keeps up with maintenance.

Asphalt shingles are also extremely adaptable. As such, they can be applied to a wide range of roofing styles, including those with high and low pitches. However, just like any roofing material, there is a minimum pitch allowed for asphalt shingles. If the pitch is too low, water won't be able to drain off the roof properly, resulting in pooling.

Aesthetically, asphalt shingles are pleasing to the eye. Although homeowners often only think of black or gray shingles, they actually come in a wide variety of colors and styles. This gives homeowners the chance to give their roofs the bold appearances that they have always wanted. They should talk to their roofers to get a better idea of all of the roof styles that are available.

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