Asphalt shingle roofs are in neighborhoods all around Minnesota and the nation, and that’s because the most commonly installed roofing material has been asphalt shingles for decades. Why are shingles so popular? Simply because they offer the most protection for your home at the lowest price.
Honest Exteriors: Owens Corning Certified Roofers in Minneapolis MN
Just because shingles are affordable doesn’t mean they’re all the same. To last for as long as possible, your asphalt shingles need to be good quality as well as installed by experienced local roofers that are certified by the manufacturer. In the Twin Cities area, those roofers are Honest Exteriors.
All About Asphalt Shingles
We want our clients to be educated about their roofing options, so here’s our handy guide to roof shingles for Michigan homeowners.
The Anatomy of an Asphalt Shingle
Sometimes called 3 tab shingles because they’re constructed with three shingles on one strip, most roof shingles are made from fiberglass fabric soaked in asphalt and covered in mineral granules. The fiberglass is for fire resistance and durability; asphalt is waterproof and mold resistant; and the granules provide weight, color, and reflect sunlight.
Advantages of Asphalt Shingles
- Cost effective, making roof replacements affordable
- Resistant to water, sunlight, wind, and fire
- Highly rated for wind resistance to stand up to storms
- Enough colors and designs to match any home exterior look
- Can last for decades depending on the weather
- Don’t require specific underlayment or supports
Shingle Roof Replacements Save Money
Because they’re affordable, getting a roof replacement with asphalt shingles is a good idea before selling a home to greatly improve property values without spending a lot of money. A shingle roof can also be a great investment to protect a home for years when you first buy it as well. Getting a high quality asphalt shingle roof can also lower energy costs over the long run.
Curious about asphalt shingles for your new roof? Honest Exteriors can help!
Our roofing experts are waiting to hear from you! With our focus on customer satisfaction, we’re happy to shepherd you through the roof replacement or new roof installation process, going over all your options for shingles or other roofing materials as well as helping with insurance claims or financing.
Call us today to learn about asphalt shingles for your home!