Choosing the appropriate roof for your home or commercial structure can be difficult; there are so many possibilities when it comes to material (asphalt, metal, clay, etc.) and even more when you start to consider style and color. Asphalt is an attractive choice to homeowners in particular because of its affordability and easy installation.
Advantages of Asphalt
Asphalt tiles come in two different varieties, organic and fiberglass. Individual tiles are constructed from wastepaper or glass fiber mat, and then coated with asphalt for water and fire protection. While asphalt doesn’t have the longevity of other roofing materials, it is available at a fraction of the cost and is one of the most popular options for homeowners on a budget. It is a solid investment for 12-15 years and can be installed to look just like wood, cedar, or slate. Asphalt roof tiles are not only an economic and attractive option, but also carry these added benefits:
- Low maintenance
- Shingles are recyclable upon disposal
- Fire resistant
- Lightweight (no additional structural support needed)
- Can be installed within a few days
- Available in a wide variety of colors, textures, patterns, and styles
Contact an Experienced Austin Roofer Today
It’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of different roofing materials before choosing the one that is right for you. If you or someone you know has further questions regarding asphalt roofing, contact one of the experienced Austin roofing and construction professionals of Black Slate Roofing, LLC at (512) 969-6790.