Most roofs in the Midwest use asphalt shingles because they are able to endure the harsh winters and hot summers of the Midwest and have a cost-effective price point. Asphalt roofing shingles also come in several styles and colors so, whatever look you are hoping to achieve with your roof, asphalt shingles can likely accomplish it.
Why choose asphalt shingles for your home?
When you break down factors like installation time, lifespan of shingles and material costs asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective option for Missouri roofs. Our top choice of shingles at CoMo Premium Exteriors is Owens Corning Duration. Owens Corning is a top-rated, trusted manufacturer that we have been working with for many years. Their shingles work well in Missouri because of their SureNail technology, a unique triple layer of reinforcement in the nailing zone. This special technology makes your shingles more resistant to nail pull through, nail blow through, and delamination, which is important in a state with high wind speeds like Missouri. We also recommend Owens Corning Duration to our customers because of their 25-year limited lifetime warranty. Although we primarily sell Owens Corning, there are other quality shingle options including GAF and Certainteed.
The lifespan of asphalt shingles in Missouri
As we know, Missouri weather is tough on roofs and can significantly shorten the lifespan of your shingles. We recommend Owens Corning Duration asphalt shingles to the majority of our customers because they are proven to be high-quality and last 15-25 years on our Mid-Missouri roofs. Although there are other shingle manufacturer options available to homeowners, not all shingles are as well made as Owens Corning. While asphalt shingles from different manufacturers may look the same, their price, value, and lifespan can vary greatly. While you may be able to save a little money with a lower quality shingle, you will most likely end up regretting that decision after a few major wind storms.
What are asphalt roofing shingles?
Asphalt roofing shingles have a base mat made of either cellulose fibers or fiber glass which is then coved with a layer of asphalt then surfaced with ceramic coated mineral granules. The layers of asphalt roofing shingles make them impact resistant and some asphalt shingles have thicker layers to further enhance their impact resistance. Asphalt roofing as popular of choice for Missouri roofing contractors as it is for Detroit roofers and other roofing companies across the country.
Different types of asphalt shingles
Asphalt shingles are what you see on most modern homes, and they can have many different colors and looks. While we typically recommend the Owens Corning Duration shingles for their price and weather resistance, if you want a statement shingle for your home, there are other models like Berkshire and Woodcrest that are asphalt shingles which provide a stone or wood look. There is also the Duration designer line that comes with unique color options. These options will give you the impact resistance and ease of installation of asphalt shingles while also giving you a unique and bold look to your roof.
Could asphalt shingles be right for you?
If your shingles are in need of updating, chances are we will recommend asphalt shingles for your roof replacement. They are reliable, have a good price point, and a long lifespan for midwestern roofs and can suit many styles of homes. If you are interested in updating your shingles Como Premium Exteriors’ roofing experts can come out to your home for an inspection and begin working with you to find the right shingles for your roof, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.