If you’re thinking twice about getting an asphalt roof for your home, this article is for you.
Let’s dispel common misconceptions about asphalt roofs.
Asphalt Roofs Look Cheap
They may not be the most expensive options on the market, but asphalt shingles, when properly installed, do not look cheap at all. Technological advancements have also paved the way for asphalt shingle options that mimic the appearance of other, more expensive roofing materials without costing as much. For instance, GAF offers Timberline® shingles that are a great alternative to wood shakes. Their Marquis WeatherMax® and Royal Sovereign® options, meanwhile, are reminiscent of the classic 3-tab shingle structure of older asphalt roofs.
Asphalt Roofs Are Weak
All roofing systems offered by Crown Roofing LTD come with great warranties that cover workmanship and manufacturing defects. An asphalt roof by Owens Corning, for example, can be covered for up to 50 years with a limited lifetime warranty. Patented technology like their StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance design is covered for the first 10 years after installation. Asphalt roofs are definitely not weak.
Asphalt Roofs Are Difficult to Install
Most roofers are actually equipped to install an asphalt roof. Being lightweight makes asphalt shingles easier to handle than other materials. What you need to pay attention to, however, is making sure that your chosen contractor is certified by the manufacturer to install your preferred materials. Manufacturer certification matters as it will guarantee the durability of your roof and the workmanship quality.
Since 1902, Crown Roofing LTD has worked tirelessly to be a great roofing company for every one of our customers. We are a GAF Master Elite® Roofing Contractor as well as an Owens Corning Preferred Roofing Contractor. If you want to learn more about using asphalt roofing for your home, reach out to us at (604) 210-6655. Estimates are free for residents of Vancouver, BC.