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Benefits of Asphalt Residential Roofing
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Benefits of Asphalt Residential Roofing shingles

Residential roofing is usually thought about in functional terms and this is because homeowners are especially focused on maintenance and longevity. Aesthetically, residential roofing can complement the design of your home and give it the desired look or even change its outlook completely if excellently and professionally done. Getting a balance of professional and functional residential roofing along with beautiful asthetics is the expectation of most homeowners.

Asphalt roofing shingle usage has gained a lot of ground with homeowners given the benefits it offers. It presently ranks as one of the most popularly used roofing types in North America.

Asphalt roofing shingles consist of two basic types:

- Organic: These are made of a base mat of organic materials such as waste paper, wood fiber or cellulose.
- Fiberglass: The base matte with which this is made, is a combination of wet, random-laid fiber glass as well as urea formaldehyde resin.

Some of the benefits that asphalt residential roofing shingles offer homeowners include the following:

1. Low Maintenance: The maintenance cost associated with this material is quite low especially when compared with other roofing materials. This ensures that your roof will still look great and at the same time have you’ve saved a great deal of money. In the event that there is some damage, carrying out repairs is also not a complicated and a much less expensive process than other forms of roofing. The resistance of Asphalt shingles to wind damage varies depending on the bond strength of the self seal adhesive and a few other factors, but all-in-all, asphalt shingle roofing can withstand high winds of up to 130 mph and even defend your home from high level hailstorms.

2. Installation: Asphalt shingles are some of the easiest roofing materials to install. The         level of compatibility with house designs is fairly high thus making it possible for   the roofing contractor to complete a removal of the old roof and installation of the new roof in less than a week!. Although some people try and install roofs of this type by themselves, it is not wise as not all types of asphalt shingles can be installed without professional assistance. Indeed, it would be best to allow professionals handle the installation to avert avoid future roofing failure issues as most contractors offer a 5-year  guarantee in addition to the manufacture’s guarnatee. 

3.  Weight: Asphalt shingles are quite compatible with most roof types and comparatively lightweight. This means that there is no need to provide an additional layer of support for the roofing as is typically required while using some other rather heavy roofing materials. 

4. Algae Resistance: While algae are generally not believed to cause damage to asphalt shingles, they have the ability to change the look of the roof due to the discoloration as algae is a source of nourishment for moss. This affects the beauty and there are various treatment methods that have been adopted in preventing discoloration as a result of algae growth on this roof type. There are also warranties offered by some manufacturers for a period against algae growth and this may be as much as ten years.

The best way of benefiting the most from your asphalt shingle roofing is to ensure that it is professionally installed by a quality, licensed roofing contractor that has been in the business for a number of years and can provide good references of their previous work. R & Z Roofing offers you the most professional assistance and support in giving your home a highly aesthetic, yet functional and long-lasting roof!    


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