There are several roofing materials on the market, but asphalt is the most popular material for residential roofing. The driving force of their popularity is their high ranks in dependability. Not only do asphalt shingles stand strong against high winds and other factors of inclement weather such as hail and snow, but the surface isn’t easily penetrable either. As a matter of fact, some asphalt shingles feature the highest fire rating, Class A, offering excellent protection and keeps flames from spreading as quickly.
In addition to dependability and strength, asphalt shingles are also versatile in style. The material comes in many colors and can be structured in multiple ways that are aesthetically pleasing, providing curb appeal to most homes, and for a reasonable price. That’s another positive aspect of asphalt shingles—their cost-effective quality. Essentially, this material lasts long enough to offer the utmost value and reliability.