Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roof shingle on the Outer Banks. They are both economical and versatile, lend themselves to working well on steep sloped roofs, are fairly sunlight and UV resistant, require little or no maintenance and are economically priced for the Owner. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the shingle’s overall strength.
Fiberglass Asphalt Shingle Installation
Easy to cut, fasten down and fit they are very compatible to various flashing details. In other words there are not a lot of specialized accessories with them as there are with other types of roofing materials.
The most efficient Asphalt shingles use a Fiberglass mat, which are perfect for the Outer Banks because of their fire resistant qualities, tear resistance, long life and economic benefits. Asphalt shingles are easily moved around the site and on the roof due to their weight.
Aesthetics are a big issue with Owners. Your home’s roof is one of the biggest investments one can make. In order to meet the trends toward aesthetics fiberglass shingles now come in all kinds of colors and profiles and are coated in coatings to simulate textures. Of all the shingles in the industry asphalt shingles are going to be the most affordable roofing option one has.
Asphalt Shingles – Drawbacks and Issues
Probably the biggest issue with this type of shingle is longevity commonly known as life cycle. Asphalt shingles come in many grades with life cycles ranging from 20 years to 50 years. Of course each of these has a price. It must be said that Asphalt shingles along coastal areas have a lower than average life expectancy.
Mainly made of Fiberglass, Asphalt shingles are the best choice for a roofing material if you are looking for fairly typical roof, has a reasonable life cycle, fairly low maintenance, an is relatively economical. Call or contact us today and ask about the great deals on GAF fiberglass roofing shingles available exclusively through Outer Banks Renovation & Construction!.
$500 Energy Tax Credit!
Our line of GAF Timberline shingles are ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products and may help reduce the amount of air conditioning and heat needed in buildings. And you may qualify for up to $500 when installing them in your new home or renovation.
Additionally, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, was recently awarded the Gold Innovation Award for Asphalt Roofing Shingles from Home Builder Executive for its advancements in the category over the past year. As an official GAF vendor, it is our pleasure to provide clients with the highest quality products. And having a limited lifetime warranty helps as well!