Asphalt is the leading roofing material across the United States. Homeowners everywhere prefer the roofing material thanks to its affordability, durability, and easy installation.
However, while the asphalt shingle roofing system is the most affordable, they’re also notorious for their short lifespans. There are many facts and figures about asphalt shingle roofing, and it can be hard to make sense of it all, especially when there’s so much contradicting information available.
Luckily, at PFM Roofing, we’ve dedicated our time and effort to know and understand everything about the roofing material, and we’ll gladly let you in on some of our trade secrets.
Installing asphalt shingles on your rooftop is quick and easy, and your reliable local roofing company can install it in about a day or two. Their quick and easy installation means that your roof will be up and fully functional in just over 24 hours, causing minimal disruptions to your schedule.
Affordability is the number one reason why homeowners favor asphalt shingle roofing systems. Asphalt is cheap and easy to repair, and the material is always readily available at your local roofing stores, making an asphalt roofing replacement possible in any emergency situation. Even premium asphalt shingles are still more affordable than roofing materials like metal and slate.
The lifespan of the average asphalt shingle roofing system is about 20 to 25 years. While asphalt shingles are really durable, they have one of the shortest roofing lifespans. While maintaining your asphalt rooftop will prolong its life, it will likely not last more than 30 years.
Low Weather Resistance
Higher-end asphalt shingles are capable of withstanding wind speeds of up to 150 mph. However, their lightweight makeup, combined with their installation and age, are often vulnerable to wind uplift. Homes in stormy areas often have to have their asphalt shingles replaced when a storm makes its way through the area. Long-term exposure to the sun and heat can also lead to them cracking and breaking.
For more information about asphalt shingle roofing systems, or roofing in general, don’t hesitate to call PFM Roofing!