The Many Benefits of Asphalt Roofs

Benefits of asphalt roofing

Take a look at all the homes in your neighborhood and you may notice that many of them have asphalt roofs. Asphalt have been used for decades to provide safety and protection to the roof of your home. Over the years, technology has changed how asphalt materials are made and even applied to homes to offer additional advantages. Here are several benefits on why you may want to have an asphalt roof on your home.


Many people select black asphalt shingles because they want the roof to complement the color of the siding even when they may change the exterior paint every few years. However, asphalt materials come in a wide selection of colors, styles, and textures. You may get asphalt that looks like natural wood or slate, and even pick ones with rough edges.


Asphalt roofs are fire-resistant. Some types are even applied to the top of the home using a blowtorch (torch down methods). Asphalt materials have a long life expectancy due to their durability. In addition, these shingles are the ideal weight to protect the home against the elements without placing significant stress loads on the roofing system.


When compared to other roofing materials, Asphalt is the most cost-effective option. There are also a ton of pricing options based on the manufacturer as well as the colors, styles, and textures that you pick for your home.


Installation and repairs are easy for asphalt roofs. The materials can be easily replaced if damaged by the weather or tree branches. Also, there are many qualified installers available across the country, allowing you to obtain the best price quotes from the right company. Another important benefit is that asphalt roofs are low maintenance. Many products have a lifespan of 15 years.


A great thing about asphalt shingles is that the materials are recyclable. When removing the old roofing, the materials can be recycled at nearby recycling centers as much of the asphalt is then used to pave roads.

If you are considering getting a new roof, and wonder whether asphalt shingles would be a good option, contact Brandstetter’s KangaRoof. Our professionals can give you recommendations based on the complexity of your roofing system.