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Pros And Cons Of Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof in use today. You would be hard pressed to drive through a neighborhood and not spot an asphalt shingle roof. Why are they so common? Are there any downsides to these roofs?

Asphalt shingle roofs are good-looking roofs with more to offer than appearance alone. These roofs are inexpensive compared to other styles of roofing, but they still provide great protection. They will last for 15-20 years, are very easy to install and remove, are lightweight, and are durable. In addition, they can be purchased in many different colors, and the lighter colored shingles reflect UV rays. This means that your homes stays more comfortable and your energy bills will go down.

Unfortunately, these shingles are covered in granules that can come loose, which can lead to premature wear and cause leaks. Cracks can also form in these shingles, causing leaks. Finally, while these roofs can last 20 years, that may not be long enough for those who wish to live in their homes for a long time. Clay tile roofs, for example, can last for 50+ years. Overall, though, the pros of shingle roofs outweigh the cons, which is why they are so popular.

If you have any questions about asphalt shingle roofs or if you would like to have one installed, give us a call at (918) 404-5996.

Outdoor Creations Roofing is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.