Remodeling Your Home? 4 Reasons You Should Choose An Asphalt Shingle Roof

If you're remodeling your home, and you're going to be installing a new roof, you owe it to yourself to choose asphalt shingles. While all roofing materials will provide protection for your home, none will provide you with the benefits you'll receive from asphalt shingles. Here are just four of the benefits you'll enjoy when you choose an asphalt shingle roof for your home remodeling project.

They're Lightweight

When it comes to choosing a new roof for your home, it's important to choose one that's lightweight. This is particularly true if your original roof was constructed from lightweight material. Trying to install a heavier roofing material on a home that wasn't designed for it,will require additional construction costs to reinforce the existing frame. Because asphalt shingles are so lightweight, they can be installed on any existing home, which makes them the perfect choice for a remodeling project.

They're Easy to Care For

Now that you're planning a new roof for your home, you want one that's easy to maintain. The last thing you want is to get bogged down with constant roofing maintenance. Asphalt shingles are among the easiest roofing material to maintain. All you'll have to do is keep them clean, which you can do with a push broom and your garden hose. If your shingles become loose along the edges, you can reattach them using roofing cement.

They're Weather-Resistant

One of the great things about asphalt shingles is that they'll hold up well under any type of weather conditions. So,whether you live in an area that experiences significant rain/snowfall during the winter, or extreme heat during the summer, your asphalt shingles will keep your home well-protected. They'll also hold up well during extreme wind, which makes them the go-to roofing material for all environments.

They're Versatile

If you're worried about your new roofing material going well with the design of your home, you should choose asphalt shingles. Unlike some roofing materials, such as tiles, asphalt shingles adapt to any style of home. Not only that, but because asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors, they'll work well with any color of paint you choose for the exterior of your home. If you choose a neutral color for your shingles, you'll be able to change the color of your home, without worrying about how well it will match your roof.

Now that it's time for a new roof, talk to your roofing contractor about the many benefits that an asphalt shingle roof will provide you with.