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Why Asphalt Shingles Are the Best Roofing Material for Your Home’s Style and Climate

Your roof is one of the first things that people notice about your home. Plus, it plays an essential role in keeping your property safe from costly leaks and weather damage. So, when you’re ready to upgrade your roof, selecting the right material is an absolute must. 

The type of roofing you install should provide a perfect match with your home’s architectural style. It should also stand up to your local climate. Asphalt roof shingles are ideal for both purposes. Here’s why.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles: The Versatile Solution for Homes

Asphalt shingles are popular across the country because they work so well in any setting. This type of roofing offers beautiful aesthetics and practical high-performance, giving homeowners the best of both worlds. It’s easily accessible, simple to install, and affordable—a winning combination. 

Curb Appeal for Any Style of Architecture 

You might be surprised how much your roof can create a stylish, eye-catching look for your home. Whether you own a historic Colonial, bold Victorian, classic Farmhouse, artistic Craftsman, or any other type of home, asphalt roofing creates an attractive finished look.

Vibrant, Lovely Colors 

To give your home a cohesive visual design that pops from the curb, choose a roofing color that complements your siding and landscaping. Asphalt roofing makes this easy‚ because it’s available in so many vibrant, fade-resistant colors

Innovative industry leader Owens Corning (our exclusive choice for asphalt shingles) offers gorgeous, rich hues that you’ll admire on your home. Select from classic blacks, gray, and browns, or get creative with touches of red, green, and blue.

Eye-Catching Textures 

Asphalt roofing comes in a number of styles that can give you the specific look you want to achieve in an easy-to-maintain material. You can opt for shingles that look traditional, or go with product lines that mimic the distinctive appearance of wood shakes or slate tiles. Either way, asphalt shingles deliver customizable designs you’ll admire.

Versatile Styles 

Choose from three different types of asphalt roofing to achieve your desired look.

  • 3-tab shingles — These economical tiles feature three tabs to connect to the shingles around them, resulting in a smooth, flat look.
  • Dimensional (or architectural) shingles — Made with laminated fiberglass layers, these shingles give your roof added dimension and personality.
  • Designer shingles — This premium option comes in looks that mimic high-end materials such as slate, giving you elegance combined with low maintenance and easy installation.

These options are typically more affordable than metal, slate, wood and tile roofing. Plus, they’re practical for professional roofers to install, lessening your project’s timeline and labor costs.

Endurance in All Weather Conditions  

In addition to their beautiful looks, colors and textures, asphalt roofing shingles provide reliable, lasting performance against all forms of weather, making them a great choice no matter where you live. We recommend Owens Corning asphalt roof shingles because of their long-lasting durability in any climate.

Superior Water Resistance 

When properly installed, asphalt roof shingles provide a tight protective shield to keep rain, snow, and ice from penetrating your home. Asphalt’s water-shedding properties encourage moisture to run off your roof, safely draining away.

Strength to Stand Up to High Winds and Hail 

Simply put, bad weather is your roof’s biggest enemy. Asphalt shingles offer peace of mind against anything your region’s climate can throw at it. Whether you’re facing heavy rain, windstorms, hail, tornadoes, snow, ice, humidity, or heat—asphalt roofing resists it all. For added reassurance, invest in top-performing Owens Corning Oakridge and Duration shingles and enjoy the benefits of a high impact rating that prevents hail damage. Plus, Duration’s SureNail Technology ensures your roof shingles remain securely intact in up to 130 mph winds.

Reflective Options to Keep Homes Cool in Summer 

When you live in a region known for hot, sunny weather—such as California—a cool home can create helpful energy savings. Certain asphalt shingles known as “cool roofing” act to reflect the sun’s rays. Since they reduce how much heat is absorbed into your attic, they help increase your home’s energy efficiency and keep you more comfortable.

Resistance to Algae Growth and UV Rays 

Shadowy areas of a roof can become a breeding ground for unsightly black algae streaks, while areas that are exposed to constant sunlight can get worn down and begin to fade. Fortunately, with today’s technological innovations, asphalt shingles from brands like Owens Corning (which we exclusively install) stop issues like these from arising and marring your home’s curb appeal.

Protect Your Home with Strong, Attractive Asphalt Shingles from Best Choice Roofing   

When you’re ready to replace your roof, Best Choice Roofing’s asphalt shingles are a perfect way to achieve beauty and high performance. And with Owens Corning — our trusted choice for asphalt shingles — you’ll enjoy innovative features that yield performance you can trust for the lifespan of your roof. See how our roofing services can transform your home.

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