Asphalt Shingles are not made of asphalt entirely. They typically are made of either a fiberglass or felt paper base covered with a waterproof layer of blacktop and bested with artistic granules.

What Types of Shingles Are Available?

Shingles are made as either three-tab shingles or architectural shingles. The very common three-tab assortment is intended to look like three shingles– however, in reality, it’s one piece. Architectural shingles are made with an extra layer of blacktop to give them a bulkier appearance, looking a little more elegant or impressive. These two kinds of shingles are available in many different colors.

Are Asphalt Shingles Eco-Friendly?

If you get fiberglass shingles, they typically help reflect the sun’s beams, thus not requiring the structure below to waste as much money on heating and cooling– so, in that sense, they’re eco-friendly.

To what extent Do Asphalt Shingles Last?

An assortment of variables can influence shingle life, including climate, rooftop pitch, quality of installation, and, obviously, the nature of the shingle. Shop around and you will discover guarantees running from 15 to 30 years.

How Do I Know When My Shingles Need to be Replaced?

If you notice these issues, you might need your shingles replaced:

  • Twisted shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Split shingles
  • Lifted shingles
  • Clay granules gathering in your drains and downspouts

What amount is a New Asphalt Shingle Roof Going to Cost Me?

Asphalt Shingles are affordable for two reasons. Above all else, the shingles themselves are inexpensive, averaging about $0.80 to $1.20 per square foot. Furthermore, Asphalt Shingles are anything but difficult to install, which keeps your work costs low. If your rooftop deck is in acceptable condition and you just have one layer of shingles on it, your new shingles can be applied directly over your old ones for a significantly quicker and progressively low-cost approach.

You can get an estimate from ARKO, your premier rooftop replacement partner.