owens_corning_duration_shinglesYou might not think about it too much, but consider for a moment how important the roofing industry in the U.S. is. After all, you wouldn't have a roof over your head if it wasn't for roofing specialists and innovations to the industry at large. And one of the fixtures of that industry has been asphalt shingle roofs. First used in 1901, asphalt shingles have been part of the American home landscape for over a century. They are almost iconic at this point, and it's not just because they look great. Check out this list of reasons why asphalt shingle roofing remains one of the mainstays of the roofing industry, and why you should consider having your roof outfitted with this versatile material:

  • Asphalt shingles work well on steep-sloped roofs -- in fact, they work best on roof slopes greater than 3/12. But they are also extremely versatile and work very well in different applications, and are compatible with most roof types.
  • Asphalt shingles have a well-deserved reputation as being the easiest roofing material to install, which generally keeps costs down.
  • They are extremely attractive, and come in a very large range of sizes, shapes, and colors for whatever your price range might be. Plus, since they are so easy to install and remove, you can change the look of your whole exterior with relatively minimal effort.
  • Repairing a roof can be a headache, but asphalt shingle roofs are easier to repair with composite shingles.
  • Since the shingles require such low maintenance, they can be walked on without damaging the material, so you can work on other tasks on your roof with no problems.

There are very few drawbacks to asphalt roof shingling, and they present the perfect option for first time homeowners looking to put a good roof over their heads.

Asphalt shingles will provide your home with a decent protection for at least 12 to 15 years for a very modest upfront cost.

Quality architectural style asphalt shingles, such as Owens Corning Duration, installed by a certified installer such as Paramount Roofing come with a 50 year non-prorated warranty.

At Paramount Roofing, we feature the following asphalt shingle roof solutions:

Choosing asphalt shingle roofing is an investment in your home's quality and durability. Call Paramount Roofing today to get started! Don't forget to ask about our Free 100{7e6cc862935509cf03392ffa9b415296648e98511f0177e60c26410ea0a1794b}, Non-prorated Materials and Workmanship Warranty for Life!