Why Asphalt Shingles Still Remain a Top Roofing Material Choice

asphalt shinglesRoofing trends may come and go, but asphalt shingles are still a top choice. If you are considering a new roof, learn why asphalt shingles are a great pick for homeowners.


A new roof is a major expense for most people. Asphalt shingles are affordable and they offer great value in the long term, with an average lifespan of 15 to 30 years. When properly installed, these shingles endure in tough storms and protect your home from the elements. When it comes to price vs. value, asphalt shingles really deliver.


Since asphalt shingles come in a range of styles, there is something for everyone. You can even find asphalt shingles that resemble premium materials, such as slate. If you want the look and feel of a luxury material but can’t afford it, you may be surprised at how close asphalt shingles can mimic your favorite style. You will also find a wide variety of color choices and different textures, which is something you will not find with a flat roof, for instance.

Given the wide array of colors, textures, and styles, asphalt shingles can coordinate the look and feel of your home and add long-term value. Whether you’re redoing the roof so you can sell your home or plan to raise a family in that home, nothing beats the combination of style, value, and performance that you will get with asphalt shingles.

High Impact Resistance

With any roofing material, performance is important. Fortunately, asphalt shingles have among the best impact resistance of all types of roofing materials. Impact resistance is rated on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest. Not all brands of asphalt shingles offer the same resistance, thus it is important that you select a roofing contractor that offers high quality materials. We provide only top quality products for our customers, so you can rest assured your new asphalt roof will be impact resistant.

Of course, any roofing material is only as good as the contractors who install it, which is why it is critical that you work with a licensed roofer who knows how to install your asphalt shingles properly.

At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we stand by our work with 100 percent satisfaction guarantees and manufacturer-backed warrantees of up to 50 years for asphalt shingles. To learn more, contact us today.