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Top-Quality Asphalt Shingle Roofing Solutions

Asphalt roofing remains a timeless choice for homes nationwide, renowned for its durability and weather resistance. Comprising fiberglass base layers topped with asphalt coatings, these roofs offer robust protection against rain and various environmental conditions.

At Total Exteriors, our seasoned team boasts over 40 years of collective experience in asphalt shingle roof installations. Utilizing only premium-grade asphalt shingles, engineered to withstand our region's challenging climate, we ensure longevity and reliability for your roof. With proper maintenance, you can expect your asphalt roof to endure for up to 30 years.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the numerous benefits of asphalt roofing. Let us craft a new roof that exceeds your expectations and safeguards your home for years to come.

An Expertly Certified Team

Total Exteriors takes pride in our certifications with industry leaders Owens Corning and Malarkey. These certifications not only showcase our team's expertise but also offer our customers exceptional warranties. Unsure about the ideal products for your roof? No worries. Our experts are here to answer all your queries and guide you toward options that align perfectly with your requirements and budget.

Varieties of Asphalt Shingle Roofs We Offer

Architectural Asphalt Shingles

Characterized by their dimensional appearance and thicker weight compared to basic three-tab shingles, architectural shingles boast enhanced durability against the elements. With a textured surface, these shingles can endure for up to 30 years when properly installed and maintained.

Premium Asphalt Shingles

Crafted to emulate the aesthetics of natural roofing materials such as cedar or slate, premium shingles represent the pinnacle of architectural shingle design. Ideal for homeowners seeking longevity, aesthetic appeal, and superior home protection.

Impact-Resistant Shingles

Engineered to withstand falling debris, hailstones, and other environmental forces, impact-resistant shingles feature a specialized layer of durable material like laminated glass or rubber. A prudent choice for homeowners prioritizing reliable protection against the elements.

Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Advantages of Asphalt Shingles

Affordability: Asphalt shingle roofs are the most cost-effective option among roofing materials.

Versatility: With a wide range of styles and colors available, finding a suitable match for your home is effortless.

Low Maintenance: Beyond routine debris clearance and occasional repairs, asphalt shingle roofs require minimal upkeep.

Disadvantages of Asphalt Shingles

Limited Lifespan: Asphalt shingle roofs typically have a shorter service life compared to other roofing materials.

Environmental Impact: Derived from petroleum products and challenging to recycle, asphalt shingles contribute to landfill waste, posing environmental concerns.


Asphalt Shingle Roofing FAQs

Have questions about asphalt shingle roofing? Explore our comprehensive FAQs below to gain insight into the benefits, maintenance, and lifespan of asphalt shingle roofs. If you need further assistance or personalized advice, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team at Total Exteriors. We're here to provide expert guidance and solutions tailored to your roofing needs.

Asphalt shingle roofs typically have a lifespan ranging from 15 to 30 years. However, this duration can vary depending on several factors. The quality of materials used in the shingles, the local climate conditions, and the level of maintenance practices all play crucial roles in determining the longevity of the roof. High-quality materials and proper maintenance can extend the lifespan towards the upper end of the range, while harsh weather conditions or neglect may lead to a shorter lifespan.

Asphalt shingle roofing offers numerous benefits that contribute to its popularity among homeowners. Firstly, asphalt shingles are known for their affordability compared to other roofing materials, making them a cost-effective option for many. Additionally, they come in a wide range of design and color options, providing versatility to match various architectural styles and personal preferences. Ease of installation is another advantage, as asphalt shingles can be installed relatively quickly and with minimal hassle. Moreover, they exhibit excellent durability against harsh weather conditions, including wind, rain, and hail, providing long-lasting protection for homes.

While asphalt shingles can be recycled, they are not considered the most environmentally friendly roofing option. Traditional asphalt shingles are made from petroleum-based materials and have a limited recyclability rate. However, advancements in manufacturing processes have led to the development of more sustainable asphalt shingle materials. Some manufacturers now offer asphalt shingles made from recycled materials or incorporate eco-friendly components to reduce their environmental impact. Despite these improvements, asphalt shingles still have room for progress in terms of sustainability compared to alternative roofing materials like metal or wood.

Several signs indicate that your asphalt shingle roof may require attention or replacement. Missing or damaged shingles, visible leaks or water stains on interior ceilings or walls, and granules accumulating in gutters are all red flags that signal potential issues with the roof. Additionally, visible signs of aging such as curling, blistering, or buckling shingles indicate deterioration and may necessitate repairs or replacement. It's essential to address these issues promptly to prevent further damage to the roof structure and interior of the home.

In some cases, it may be possible to install new asphalt shingles over an existing roof, a process known as a re-roof or overlay. However, this practice is not always recommended and depends on various factors such as the condition of the existing roof, building codes, and manufacturer specifications. While re-roofing can save time and money compared to a complete tear-off and replacement, it has potential drawbacks. Adding additional layers of shingles can increase the weight load on the roof structure, potentially compromising its integrity. Moreover, underlying issues such as roof deck deterioration or water damage may go unnoticed and exacerbate over time. It's best to consult with a qualified roofing contractor to assess the feasibility and risks of re-roofing in your specific situation.

Regular maintenance is essential to prolonging the lifespan and performance of your asphalt shingle roof. Conducting periodic inspections, preferably twice a year, allows you to identify any issues early and address them promptly. Remove debris such as leaves, branches, and moss from the roof surface and gutters to prevent water buildup and potential damage. Replace any missing or damaged shingles promptly to maintain the integrity of the roof system. Additionally, ensure proper attic ventilation to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold growth and shingle deterioration. By implementing these maintenance practices, you can extend the lifespan of your asphalt shingle roof and minimize the need for costly repairs or replacements.

Yes, most asphalt shingle manufacturers offer warranties to cover defects in materials and workmanship. These warranties typically range from 20 to 50 years, depending on the type and quality of the shingles. It's essential to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of the warranty provided with your roofing materials. Some warranties may have specific requirements regarding installation, maintenance, and documentation to remain valid. Additionally, warranties may vary between manufacturers, so it's crucial to choose reputable brands known for their quality products and reliable warranty coverage.

While asphalt shingle roofs are durable and designed to withstand foot traffic during installation and maintenance, it's generally advisable to minimize walking on the roof whenever possible. Walking on the roof can potentially cause damage to the shingles, especially if not done carefully. Avoid walking on the roof in hot weather, as the shingles may become softer and more susceptible to damage. If it's necessary to access the roof for maintenance or repairs, use caution and step only on the reinforced areas near the eaves or along the ridge. Consider hiring a professional roofing contractor to perform any necessary inspections or repairs to avoid accidental damage and ensure the safety of both the roof and the individual walking on it.

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