Asphalt shingles are the most popular residential roofing material in the country, being used in roughly 80% of homes. What many don’t know, however, is that they are also suitable for commercial roofing systems as well, thanks to their versatility.
Here are some of the benefits of using asphalt shingles for commercial roofing:
Durability would naturally be the most important quality of any roofing material, especially those that are intended for use in leak-prone commercial roofs. Asphalt shingles have fairly lengthy life spans ranging anywhere between 15 to 40 years. Keep in mind that the lifespans of the shingles depend on their quality—and by extension, their brand. When looking for replacement asphalt shingles, it’s best to stick to well-known natural brands with a track record in producing quality products, like GAF®.
Minimal Maintenance Needs
Asphalt shingles don’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain their durability. Keep in mind that low-maintenance doesn’t mean no-maintenance, however. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you have a professional residential roofing contractor inspect your roof at least twice every year, ideally in fall and spring in preparation for harsher weather in the months ahead.
Ease of Installation and Repairs
In the event your roof needs to be repaired, you won’t have trouble finding replacement shingles. After all, asphalt shingles, the most popular roofing material in the country, should be widely available. Not to mention compared to other roofing materials, asphalt shingles are relatively easy-to-install. This doesn’t mean, however, that anyone can install asphalt shingles. Remember: It’s best to let experienced professionals handle roofing-related work.
Alpine Roofing Construction, a locally-owned and -operated contractor with over two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional commercial and residential roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (214) 528-9897 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, TX, as well as the surrounding communities in Texas.