Homeowners in Sun City usually turn to one of two options in roofing: asphalt shingle roofing, or tile roofing. Both have their advantages, but asphalt roofing has the benefit of being cost-efficient, weatherproof, and easy to maintain. While many valley homeowners choose tile roofing in order to add perceived value to their home’s list price, asphalt roofing can be just as beautiful and reliable when installed by a certified professional. In order to learn more about asphalt shingle roofing and its upsides, read on!

What are Asphalt Shingle Roofs Made Of?

Asphalt is a polymer derived from various minerals. Besides asphalt’s use in roofing, it is mainly used in the construction of roads. Asphalt is used to bind shingle materials to the roof, holding your roof together for years. Asphalt is a nearly ubiquitous material in roofing application because of its weatherproofing properties.

Roof shingles are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and materials. They are typically a composition of paper, asphalt, and fiberglass. Shingles made of these hardy materials stand up well to any weather you can expect in Sun City. Shingles, in combination with asphalt, are extremely affordable to produce, and they are readily available in developing cities. That means we pass the savings on to you.

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Asphalt Shingle Roofing Stands Up to the Elements

Asphalt shingle roofing systems are a vital component of your home’s integrity. When properly installed by a certified professional, your roof will stay intact while keeping hazards out. The most common weather issue for Sun City roofing is the sun. Asphalt is unaffected by sun damage. In order to keep your shingles lasting through the years, shingles are coated with additional asphalt granules which block UV rays, reflecting light that, in the long term, could otherwise cause damage.

Fire resistance is another important aspect of roofing. Asphalt shingle composites are so safe against fire, a wooden fire burning through the underlying structure can last several hours before compromising the integrity of the roof. Shingle materials made from organic materials, which are more vulnerable to fire, may be available in residential spaces where spacing presents less of a fire spread hazard.

Uplift is one of the single most important safety concerns in roofing systems. When weather systems blow harsh winds through a home, an event called uplift can occur. As air flows over the home’s roof, air pressure decreases, while any air blowing into the home through unsecured windows or doors increases the air pressure inside the home. This can lead to damage or compromise in a roofing system. All of our roofing products are rigorously tested for uplift ratings so you can be certain they will stand up to stress.

Asphalt is an exceptional material because of its waterproofing capability, and this water protection does not diminish over time. As long as an asphalt roof is well maintained, you won’t have to worry about leaks. If you do find mold or water damage, you should first look at the underlying structure of your home, as asphalt roofs seldom cause these issues.

Asphalt Shingle Aesthetics

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Old 3 tab asphalt shingle roof, before replacement
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New architectural dimensional asphalt shingle roof, after replacement

Dimensional Shingles

Not only are shingles a safe, affordable alternative to tile roofing, they are also customizable and visually interesting. Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural or laminated shingles, have entered the market as a deluxe take on asphalt shingle roofing. Rather than the standard, repetitively spaced and flat look of standard shingles, dimensional shingles use the simple visual trick of bonding multiple tabs of shingles together, creating a more complex, layered look. In some patterns, individual shingles are colored differently in order to create unique designs of shading and vibrancy. Pieces of the shingles are also randomly cut away in order to appear more like natural materials.

Asphalt shingles are able to be produced cheaply, whereas wood must be imported. Dimensional shingles allow homeowners to mimic the look of more expensive materials like cedarwood, while not sacrificing the weatherproofing powers of asphalt. If you have already have simple shingle roofing, it may be possible to upgrade to dimensional shingles in some cases. As a Sun City asphalt roofing company, Landmark Roofing is able to consult you on what will look best in your community.

Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of asphalt shingle roofing in Sun City? Contact our Landmark Roofing team today to get started.

Coloring

Asphalt roofing can be any color under the sun, but it should match the color of your home’s siding. Roofing should generally not be the same color as the siding, but instead provide a visual contrast. Choosing an opposing palette can create a striking difference. Your HOA may have guidance on what colors are recommended or allowed. As mentioned above, dimensional shingles can be made up of various colors. Colorful isn’t always the right choice in roofing, however, especially when the siding of a home is already visually interesting or complex. Asphalt shingles are available in any color you require, and Landmark Roofing will make sure that your home will stand out – in the right way!

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At Landmark Roofing we pride ourselves on quality service. When we install asphalt shingle roofing you can expect it to last up for multiple decades in ideal conditions without needing to spend a dollar on maintenance. In case the unthinkable does occur, your roofing may qualify for a warranty, but only if installed by a certified contractor. If your asphalt roofing is currently damaged, you may only need repairs rather than a full replacement of your roofing system. You may also be able to file for a roof insurance claim, rather than paying out of pocket. If you are considering having work done on your roof, contact the finest asphalt shingle roofing contractor in Sun City today. Ask us about a free inspection. We are happy to consult on large projects as well as small repairs, and you can expect honest, high quality service.

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