When it comes to roofing choices, few options can compete with asphalt shingles in terms of popularity. It’s small wonder that shingles enjoy the biggest share of the roofing market as they offer numerous benefits to homeowners. To get the best asphalt shingle roofing system for your home, make it a point to look for the following innovations.
Residential roofing experts agree that much of the appeal of asphalt shingles stems from their aesthetics. Manufacturers these days have banked on this by perfectly capturing the appearance of high-definition shingles at only a fraction of the cost.
Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, are thicker than the normal three-tab variety. They often come in more shapes, and their thickness allows them to give homes a more visible texture. In addition, their warranties also generally last longer than three-tab shingles.
Algae formation on a roofing system can cause dark streaks to appear on asphalt roofs. In fact, algae can even spread to the siding. Homes situated in wet and humid areas are particularly prone to this. These days, manufacturers reinforce their shingles with algae-resistant protection. One good example is the GAF Timberline® HD® Shingles, which feature StainGuard® Protection.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Quality roofing materials aren’t quality at all if they aren’t energy efficient. That’s why GAF manufactures asphalt shingles that are designed for cool roofs. Energy-efficient cool roofs help reduce the load on your utility systems because they prevent attic spaces from heating up. In addition, solar reflectance reduces the possibility of midday heat gain as heat simply bounces off the roof.
From asphalt shingles to wood shake roof systems, Safe Harbor Roofing & Siding has all your roofing needs covered. We are the honest and reliable choice for true value for your money. Our service area covers multiple cities in Kansas, including Shawnee and Kansas City. Call (913) 553-3620 today to request a free roofing estimate.