Asphalt shingles are economical, easy to install and pack great insulative power. Asphalt is an incredibly popular roofing material, protecting homes from harsh sunrays, cold nights and wind damages. Above all: They’re long-lasting.


Heat and Roofing Insulation


Asphalt shingles, normally, have a 15-to-30-year life of usefulness. Depending on your area’s weather, climate and environmental factors, your home will be protected during long summers, hot afternoons and cozy winters. Used for over 100 years, asphalt shingles are made from either organic materials or fiberglass.


Organic shingles, based on waste paper, are heavily saturated—making them waterproof. Because of their tight composition, they’re capable of withstanding harsh temperatures. Fiberglass, on the other hand, is dense enough to deflect summertime temperatures while keeping your air conditioning contained.


Why the Low Cost?


Because asphalt shingles are mostly comprised of recycled materials, they have a low upfront cost. For this reason, they’re one of today’s most affordable short-term roofing options. A lot of homeowners install asphalt shingles to obtain cheap, but powerful, protection. Again, their long-lasting life only adds to the cost. Frequently, homeowners opt for asphalt shingle installations because of their overall low maintenance cost.


When the Going Gets Rough


Asphalt shingles fare well in heavy winds. In fact, most architectural asphalt shingles can stay intact in winds up to 130pmh. When your home’s roof is protected at all angles, you needn’t worry about hot drafts coming in. The shingles are arranged to prevent under-drafts, too, keeping them buckled down in harsh weather.


All around, asphalt shingles are one of the best investments homeowners can make. If you want to keep your home cool, your roof protected and your wallet full, consider switching to asphalt.  Contact Craftmasters Remodeling for a free estimate at 612-900-0040.