It is a more affordable option of ours for several reasons, however, but it still brings its own benefits. They’re cheap, light-weight and malleable, capable of working with any roof out there. They are iconic in appearance, with a variety of designs and colors available as well as additions to help that appearance stand out. Their cheap nature makes them excellent for those looking for a quick and efficient installation without too much cost or effort.
There’s some bad news too, however, as the passing time has not treated asphalt shingles well. Compared to the other options available, they aren’t impressive in terms of lifespan, around 20 years on average and require constant maintenance compared to metal roofing average. In windy regions, they can break loose quite easily and they don’t withstand impacts well. It is for this reason that many contractors recommend a different option for a more long term solution.