How Do Asphalt Shingles Offer Great Dollar Value?

How Do Asphalt Shingles Offer Great Dollar Value?

Asphalt shingle roofing remains the most popular roofing system, thanks to its wide selection of color and style options, and a considerably long lifespan at a fair price. Here’s why asphalt shingles offer the best value for your money.

Weather Resistance

With proper care and maintenance, an asphalt shingle roof can protect your home from the elements for 20 to 30 years. Complete roofing systems offered by manufacturers like GAF offer complete roofing systems that feature breathable underlayment and adhesive-bolstered shingles. These features help prevent rainwater infiltration and wind damage, which makes the roof resistant to most weather conditions.

Easy Installation

Roofing materials that have fewer installation requirements can save you on the installation costs in more ways than one. Asphalt shingles are lighter than most other roofing types, which mean if your existing roof framing is in good condition then additional framing may not be required, which, in turn, means less required materials. A shorter installation time can also result in some savings on the labor costs.


Asphalt shingles are available in virtually any shape and style that you can imagine. For example, in addition to standard three-tab asphalt shingles, you can choose architectural shingles (laminate shingles that mimic wood shakes) or specialty shingles that include shapes and colors that mimic slate and tile or have fish-scale patterns. You can achieve an authentic look for your home while still enjoying the benefits afforded by asphalt shingle roofing.

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient asphalt shingles like the GAF Timberline® CS have reflective properties that can help reduce the radiant heat absorbed through the roof and, consequently, your home’s cooling requirements. On top of the energy savings, it can also help lower your air conditioner’s workload and help prolong its service life. Look for asphalt shingle products with an ENERGY STAR® rating.

Krech Exteriors is your leading provider of roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (651) 349-4514. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities.

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