Asphalt shingles remain the go-to roofing material for millions of homeowners across the country–and their popularity is not exactly unearned. This exceptional roofing option offers many benefits that make it a worthy investment. But even now, there are many misconceptions floating about asphalt shingle roofing. Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal, one of the area’s premier roofing contractors, debunks some of them here.
- Today’s asphalt shingles use asbestos. This is incorrect–but it was at one point. Some shingle manufacturers in the late 1950s used asbestos fibers within the shingle’s reinforcement to promote a fire-resistant material. But the use of asbestos in shingles had been phased out in the 1960s. Today, manufacturers use safer, inert mineral stabilizers to keep asphalt shingle roofing systems fire-resistant.
- They never last long. With proper installation and maintenance, an asphalt shingle roof can provide more than 20 years of weather performance. Higher quality shingles can last even longer, which is why trusted roof and gutters expert, Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal, offers only superior asphalt shingle roofing systems from Malarkey Roofing Products®. They are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, ensuring your home remains safe and damage-free all year round.
- Asphalt shingles look cheap. Nothing is further from the truth–asphalt shingles today are available in a wide selection of colors, textures, and thicknesses. They allow for many design possibilities that make it easy for you to match your new roof beautifully with your home’s existing style and exterior palette. Some can even mimic genuine cedar shakes and slate–an incredible feature if you want to maintain your home’s architectural accuracy.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal is not just your gutter replacement company–we can also handle your asphalt shingle roofing installation. Our top-tier options from Malarkey Roofing Products® ensure reliable and lasting weather protection, plus they come with extensive warranties for your protection. We deliver timely and efficient workmanship, as well, so expect only the best results when you choose us for the job. Call us today at (785) 628-3614 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. Our service areas include Hays and Colby, KS.