There are countless roof types available including metal, slate, tile, solar, wood, stone, and in some parts of the world, mud or grass. However, asphalt shingles are still the most frequently selected choice for roofing, especially in North Texas, including Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities. One of the main reasons asphalt shingles are popular in roofing is the cost. Asphalt shingles are low in cost, durable, readily available and come in a variety of styles, colors and grades.
“Asphalt shingles are really the go to for just about every roofer,” says Nick Frederickson, co-owner of First Out Roofing in Denton, Texas. “They are cheap and easy to obtain in so many colors and styles, most homeowners select them for their roofing material.”
Asphalt shingles come in basically two types, fiberglass, which mainly consist of a fiberglass base or mat, which is then covered with asphalt. The asphalt, where it gets its name, blocks water from entering the roof. A layer of ceramic granules is then added to reflect UV rays. The other type of asphalt shingle, organic, differs simply in the material used in the base layer. Organic shingles use recycled get paper, which makes them much more durable, but that comes at a cost. They are considerably more expensive.
Asphalt shingles are simply a great choice for any roof. They will cost less than any other the of roof but are just as durable as most. In addition, their wide variety of colors and styles make them the most popular roofing shingle to date. When cost is a factor in a new roof or roof replacement, you can’t go wrong with an asphalt roof.