If you’re thinking about a new roof for your home, chances are you’re thinking about about asphalt shingles. While other materials such as metal, slate, and tile may offer better durability and longevity, the fact is asphalt shingles remain the top choice of roofing materials for homeowners in the United States and for good reason!
As the least expensive of the roofing materials, asphalt shingles are a popular choice not only among homeowners but manufacturers as well. As such, there have been many improvements to asphalt shingles over the years to the point where some can compete against their more expensive brethren!
Like Computers, Asphalt Shingle Technology Has Also Advanced Greatly
When you think of the term “technology” you probably think of computers, cell phones, and other electronics but technology actually refers to the application of scientific knowledge to anything for practical purposes, especially industry, and the technological improvements in the roofing industry over the last 30 years is nothing short of astonishing!
Back in the day, homeowners didn’t have many choices when it came to choosing asphalt shingles. It was mostly organic 3-tab shingles and your color choices were limited mostly shades of grey to black, They didn’t last as long and they also didn’t include many of the things we take for granted today.
Fast forward to the 21st Century and we now have fiberglass shingles that are slowly (but surely) replacing these old organic shingles. With more and more improvements introduced every year, especially with Architectural and other premium shingles, these new technologies will likely surpass the old organic shingle roofs very soon!
Manufacturing advancements have made asphalt shingles one of the most diverse product lines around.
Today, even most of the “basic” 3-tab shingles available include once-premium options like algae-resistant granules and special UV stabilizers. While Architectural and other premium shingles provide even more wind resistance and quality ingredients than ever before.
Manufacturing methods have not only improved longevity and quality but also design, shape and color. You can now choose between any number of shingles with different colors, shapes to match your homes design and even special designs that don’t even look like shingles. No longer are you stuck with one shape and look.
They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To & That’s A Good Thing
We didn’t have the choices we do now when Atlanta Roofing Specialists first incorporated in 1993, but thanks to technology and good old fashioned hard work, today’s asphalt shingle roofs can last for decades and remain beautiful for years to come! Call your local roof contractor today and see how your home can benefit from today’s advanced asphalt shingles!