The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Roofing

Of all the possible roofing materials out there, asphalt shingles are the most common among homeowners, especially here in the Midwest. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company presents a list of the pros and cons of asphalt roofs.

Pros of Asphalt Roofs

1. Less Expensive - The biggest pro to choosing asphalt for your roofing material is that it is the least expensive option. The fact that they are the most affordable is why many homeowners choose asphalt shingles. Asphalt is the most economically viable options when it comes to roofing material.

2. Easy Installation - Asphalt roofing shingles are easier to install than other types of roofing materials. This saves both on time and labor costs for the installation. In fact, Above & Beyond Roofing can turn the average roofing job in just one day!

3. Variety of Color Options - The other great thing about asphalt shingles is that they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find the perfect option to match your style and your home. Different colors and patterns allow you to set your home apart from the others on the block.

Cons of Asphalt Roofs 

1. Vulnerable to the Elements - During storms and bad weather, asphalt shingles are one of the most vulnerable types of roofing material. The protective granules can easily become dislodged during storms, which weakens the roof. Excess UV light or moisture can also cause the shingles to breakdown prematurely. Curling shingles edges and corners can lead to water infiltration. Impact from falling tree branches or hail stones can crack or break asphalt shingles.

2. Requires More Maintenance - While all roofing materials require some type of maintenance, such as regular roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, some require more than others. Asphalt roofs require more maintenance than metal roofs, but less than wood shake shingles. With asphalt roofs, you want to make sure to regularly clear debris from the roof and the gutters. You also want to regularly inspect for damaged shingles and areas where water can seep through. Lastly, you want to monitor for moss and algae growth, which can shorten the lifespan of your asphalt roof.

3. Shorter Lifespan - When compared to other roofing materials, asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan. For homeowners that don't plan to stay in their home for a long period of time, asphalt is a great option. However, if you want your roof to last throughout your lifetime, you might invest in a longer lasting option.

When it comes to asphalt roofing at the Lake of the Ozarks, Above & Beyond Roofing is your specialist. Not only do we have many years of experience, but we're also an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, meaning we are able to offer the best warranties on their asphalt shingle products. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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