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4 Facts About Asphalt Shingle Roofing

If you’re planning to get a new roof or have your old one replaced, there’s a good chance that you’re already looking at asphalt shingle roofing. Being one of the most popular roofing materials available in the country, it’s good to know more about what you’re putting over your home. This is why we’re giving you four facts about this common roofing favorite.


Asphalt Shingle Roofs Are (Relatively) New

Although fairly common these days, asphalt shingle roofing is actually one of the “younger” roofing materials that you can get. Whereas brick tile, wooden shakes and slate have been around for centuries, asphalt shingles have “only” been around since the early 1900s.

Saying Asphalt Shingles Are Popular Is an Understatement

We mentioned earlier how asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most popular roofing options, but that’s actually putting it lightly. In fact, roofers install asphalt shingles so much that 8 out of 10 homes in the U.S. is an asphalt shingle roof. This means there are more shingle roofs than all other roof types combined – and by a very large margin!

Your Asphalt Shingles Can Look Like Wood

Some homeowners believe that getting asphalt shingle roofing comes at the cost of not having a high-end roof. Fortunately, that’s not the case: you can get asphalt shingles with custom textures and colors designed to mimic other roofing materials. Want a wood shake roof without the water-related hassle? There’s an asphalt shingle option for that.

Asphalt Shingles Are Eco-Friendly

One of the best things about getting an asphalt shingle roofing is that it is good for the environment. At the end of their lifespan, the shingles can be broken down and repurposed into material used for paving roads. Also, asphalt shingle roofing is fairly low maintenance, so you also end up using less resources to maintain it over the course of its lifespan.

Get an asphalt roof installed by our team of experts. Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is the leading roofing contractor in the area. You can contact us at (713) 466-4447