Roofing Types – Asphalt / Shingle

Widely used for both residential and commercial structures, asphalt shingle roofing is recognized as being one of the most economical options for putting on a new roof. Maintenance is often low-cost, as patches and repairs can be made to the material without having to completely replace large sections of roofing. Choose from a wide range of economy and premium options, depending on the color, type, and quality of material used in this type of application. Our team can work with you to offer insight and advice, based on the type of construction for your home or commercial building and your individual goals for the project. Considered to be one of the most “traditional” types of roofing, asphalt shingles are often seen as the best choice for residential properties, as they provide fire-resistant, solar reflecting coverage at a low-cost.

Traditional Roofing Material

One of the reasons why asphalt shingles are so popular with homeowners in New England is that they are designed to provide adequate roof protection and survive rain, wind, hail, snow, and ice, as well as hot and humid conditions in the summer months. An excellent year-round roofing material, asphalt shingles are resistant to fire, UV rays and solar damage, hail damage, wind damage, and algae. Asphalt shingles offer low-cost maintenance and can last for many years if inspected annually and properly repaired or maintained as required. Depending on the type of asphalt shingles and manufacturer, this type of roofing system can last anywhere between 10-50 years. A product known as three-tab shingles is considered to be the entry-level for this type of roofing and offers a limited warranty of 10-20 years. However, architectural design shingles can withstand winds of up to 100-130 mph and have a limited warranty that ranges between 20-50 years. Our team can help you choose the best shingles for your type of roof and budget.

Custom Asphalt Shingle Options

Homeowners can choose from a much wider range of colors for their asphalt shingle roofing materials than in the past. Depending on the manufacturer, you can find shingles in reds, greens, blues, yellows, and architectural patterns that are designed to enhance the look and aesthetic appeal of your home. Custom options are also available through some manufacturers if the property owner or builder wants something specific. It is possible to further extend the life of your roofing materials when you work with a reputable roofing company for installation and ongoing maintenance in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Preventing damage through regular inspections and home maintenance can be extremely beneficial, especially when performed prior to the snowy and rainy seasons. To learn more about modern asphalt shingles or to get a FREE estimate for our services, contact A&M Sheet Metal & Roofing by calling 401-654-4128.