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Asphalt Shingles: One of the Best Roofing Material in Arizona

The two most popular and widely used roofing material in places with warm climates such as Arizona are the tiles and shingles. Homeowners know better which of these types they would want to use for their homes. However, if you are new to the place and had just gotten your new house or have to replace your old to a new one, consider learning more about the two most popularly used roofing materials in Arizona. For now, let us discuss about the asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles are sometimes called composition shingles and are made up of a base that is either fiberglass or organic. The material is asphalt saturated then mineral is applied to coat one of the sides so that it can resist the weathering and keep the material durable. Among the various advantages of asphalt shingles are its ease to install as well as it has many choices to select from. It is durable and relatively affordable. Shingles may have all these qualities that are attractive to the buyers but its cost depends on the increase in petroleum costs. So, when shopping for shingles, check also the petroleum prices to decide if you want to go on or not. It is surely easy to install. However, it is very important that you choose the best roof installer because the manufacturer’s warranty will depend on the manner of installation. Shingles come in various design, colors and quality. They are durable but subject to the way it was installed and who installed it.

Asphalt shingles have its own pros but what about the cons?  Shingles roofing’s lifespan may reach up to 50 years. However, it depends on the quality of the material and the way it was installed. Also, just like any other material, if it is not maintained regularly, its lifespan decreases.

Shingles can give you heat because they form a barrier against heat but then they can’t promote airflow so once heat gets into the house, it becomes harder to cool again.  Another disadvantage of shingles is that as it gets older, its color changes and when it is time to replace the old or damaged shingles with new ones then it will create a mismatched appearance that is not pleasing to the eyes.

Asphalt shingles are definitely among the best roofing choices in Arizona but there are disadvantages as well as benefits.  If you are doubting, why not check on the other types of roofing materials?