4 Qualities That Make Asphalt a Popular Roofing Material

Asphalt shingles are today’s most most popular roofing material, offered by roofing companies everywhere. As one such roofing contractor, Kroll Construction would like to share with you the reasons behind the popularity of asphalt shingles.

Relatively Fast Installation

Roof installation can leave your house exposed to outside weather conditions, making short installation times ideal. Asphalt shingle roofs require the least installation time, especially when it’s being installed over an existing roof deck. Asphalt shingles are comparatively light, which means a new installation will not require modifications to the roof deck, aside from necessary repairs. In many cases, the entire process takes less than a week. Repairs and maintenance are likewise done quickly.

More Affordable

Asphalt shingles strike a good balance between cost and life span without compromising quality. Asphalt shingle roofs typically last 20 to 30 years with proper maintenance, with features such as resistance against hurricane-force winds, as well as extensive warranties. In addition to being one of the few roofing companies in Michigan that offer budget-friendly financing options, Kroll Construction has partnered with roofing manufacturers IKO and Owens Corning® so we can provide the best roofing systems that don’t break the bank.

Wide Selection of Styles, Colors and Features

Asphalt shingles offer the option of traditional three-tab shingles or dimensional architectural shingles. The latter are basically multi-layered shingles, intended to mimic the rustic, hand-split look of wood shakes. Certain asphalt shingles also have features like cool roofing, which helps minimize the heat absorbed through the attic, helping improve your home’s energy efficiency.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Asphalt can be recycled any number of times without degradation. Along with equally recyclable backing and metal from the discarded nails, a roof replacement project generates very little material that makes it to the landfill. Recycled asphalt can either end up as blacktop or as new asphalt shingle roofing. It also helps reduce the demand for petroleum-based materials used for making new asphalt.

Kroll Construction is a roofing company that offers quality asphalt roofing systems from manufacturers IKO and Owens Corning. Call us at (844) 688-9632 to learn more about our roofing services. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We serve Detroit and many other areas in Michigan.

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