As far as residential roofing in the United States of America is concerned, asphalt shingles are the leading choice because it is high quality, durable, versatile and economical. The wide array of colors, shapes and textures that homeowners can choose from enables the mixing and matching of almost any type of architectural design and desired look while keeping everything affordable.
At a glance:
Price – Asphalt shingles are affordable, offer flexible pricing options, cost effective and offers huge value for the money you spend.
Performance – Asphalt shingles have a proven track record spanning 100 years. Its weight is ideal (not too heavy and not too light), minor leak problems, good resistance to fire and uplift caused by strong winds.
Installation – Asphalt shingles are easy to install, easy to repair, require minimal maintenance and do not need any additional structures to carry the load. The wide availability of roofing contractors qualified to install asphalt shingles is also another plus.
Issues with attic ventilation can damage the shingles – If your attic has poor ventilation and the weather is hot, it can increase the internal temperature in your attic. This heat can cause a problem known as “cupping” which means the shingle tabs are curling.
Negative effects in extreme weather – When there are sudden and drastic changes in temperature the material contracts and expands which causes it to crack which can lead to leaks. Under extreme heat, the edges of the shingles will curl.
Susceptibility to uplift – Cheaper versions of asphalt roofing shingles can easily lift off the roof when subjected to strong winds.
Color loss – The ceramic granules that are embedded in the asphalt coating crack and lose its color when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
To know more about asphalt roofing systems in Orlando area, contact Orlando Roofing Group. Call us today for a FREE inspection & estimate (407) 848-1101.