Looking to replace your existing roof with asphalt shingles? Bay State Exteriors is here to provide homeowners in the North Shore area with professional asphalt roof replacement and roof installation services. Asphalt is one of the most popular and affordable roofing materials on the market that doesn’t take much time to install — which means you can enjoy a new roof in no time.
What You Need to Know About Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles were first introduced in 1901 and became the mainstream roofing material by the 1960’s. The technology has since improved in order to reduce wind, ice, sun and water damage to the shingles and underlying layers. There are many benefits of choosing asphalt shingles for your home, including:
- Affordable up front and installation costs
- Fire and water damage resistant
- Durable to prolong the life of your roof
- Reduces utility costs by blocking UV rays
- Multiple textures are available
- Multiple colors are available
Types of Asphalt Shingles Available
Unlike other roofing materials, asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of grades to choose from depending on your budget and your home’s needs.
- Strip Shingles are single layered asphalt shingles that lay flush against your roof. These are the most affordable shingles on the market and are also the lightest weight shingle available.
- Dimensional Shingles are the most popular of asphalt shingle types due to their durability and affordable installation price. Many Massachusetts homeowners — especially those in the North Shore — opt for this type of shingle because they can withstand New England snowstorms.
- Premium Shingles are the most expensive type of asphalt roofing, but for good reason. Homeowners who opt for Premium (also known as Luxury) shingles get to customize the look of their roof. For those who design a more traditional New England style home, premium shingles provide the perfect texture and color to compliment your cedar impression siding.
If you’ve noticed any signs that your asphalt roof is ready to be replaced, then contact our Peabody roofing company today at 857-389-5284 for a free and accurate estimate and professional roof installation services.