Posted by roofcoadmin February 5, 2018
If you haven’t heard of asphalt roofing, you must be wondering if that’s the same material they use for roads and pavements. “Aren’t they ugly-looking and heavy and uneven, and did I mention they look ugly?” Let me confirm that yes, they are the same, but slightly not. If you think that asphalt roofing is going to tear down your cover instead of protecting you, how about this statistic-11% of roofs in first world countries actually use asphalt roofing (this includes residential and commercial). Confused some? Read on.
Another interesting fact – 80% (four out of five) homes now use asphalt roofing for remodeling or new constructions. Why is that? First, let me give you a very short context lesson. Asphalt roofing, sometimes also called asphalt shingles or asphalt roll roofing, has actually been around for quite some time now although it hasn’t really been popular until the last couple of decades.
Aside from the shingles and roll roofing, other asphalt products include saturated felt for shingles, ply felt, and for upgraded roofing (or the BUR systems). People and companies are starting to adopt this type of roofing system because first of all this might be the most foolproof cover ever invented and developed. Don’t believe me? Let me explain.
Here are some advantages of asphalt roofing system. A fire has no chance of, well, burning it down because it has a Class A fire resistant rating (which is only like the highest rating available). Weather resistance is the highest in the industry. Wind resistance is the same. And how about if something heavy falls or drops on it, how does a Class A impact resistant rating sound? Again, the highest possible rating. I think you’re starting to get my gist here.
Asphalt roofing is the easiest type of installation for roofing systems, and this is actually not an exaggeration. It is customizable meaning it is very adaptable wherever and however you want to place it. It is both durable and lightweight at the same time, which is a unique characteristic in itself. And for the creative minds, they can come in multiple pallets of colors, multiple shapes, and designs that can work in even the most classical architecture. If you’re looking for aesthetics, you won’t be disappointed here.
Here’s something to note. Asphalt rolls or shingles are not the cheapest types of roofing but when you calculate the cost-to-value annually or even the whole life cycle, it is much more practical and value-efficient worth.
When you consider all the advantages we just talked about, and how it will save you a lot in the near future, it’s a no-brainer. Plus if you consider the low to zero maintenance needed by this system especially if suitably determined and used during installation, then what’s not to like.
So if you aren’t convinced yet, then find a roofing company in Winnipeg near you and ask for their advice. Most of them offer free assessment and consultation. But don’t settle on one evaluation, get a second opinion and look for the best option for you.
Decide on a company with the long-term plan in mind, plus the experience in their resume. It would also be great if they had certified roofing specialists installing and maintaining your roof. Find one now.