The enduring popularity of asphalt shingle roofing is not unearned. This excellent option offers many advantages that make it a worthy investment for every homeowner. But since there are still myths floating around asphalt shingle roofing, and many remain unconvinced of its longevity and performance.
1. Asphalt shingles lose their granules soon after installation. The granular coating of asphalt shingles contribute greatly to the roof material’s weather resistance. Some of these granules end up inside gutters or around the lip of downspouts, making homeowners concerned about the strength and longevity of the material. But you need not worry: this is normal. Extra granules tend to stick to the shingles during the manufacturing process. These excess granules get washed down by rainwater or knocked loose during the roof installation, but rest assured that the coating of your asphalt shingles will remain intact.
2. They contain asbestos. The use of asbestos in asphalt shingles had stopped since the 1960s. Modern asphalt shingle roofing doesn’t contain this dangerous material anymore, so having it installed over your home won’t put your health and safety at risk.
3. Asphalt shingles look cheap. Perhaps, that was somewhat true decades ago, but now asphalt shingles are designed with improved aesthetics in mind. Take, for example, the GAF asphalt shingle roofing systems offered by Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC. They are available in a wide selection of colors and thicknesses, making it easy for you to match your new roofing with your home’s style and exterior palette. Our GAF shingles can even emulate the natural beauty of premium roofing materials like slate, tile and wood shakes, allowing for even greater design possibilities.
4. They have a short lifespan. Depending on its quality, an asphalt shingle roof can last up to 20 years-or longer when installed and maintained by a certified roofing contractor like Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC. Throughout its lifetime, your asphalt shingle roof will provide the superior weather performance you’ve always expected.
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Look no further than Earl W. Johnston Roofing, LLC for exceptional asphalt shingle roof installations in South Florida. With our top-tier products and team of roofing professionals, we’ll make sure your project goes on safely and smoothly, from start to finish. Call us now at (954) 989-7794, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We proudly serve Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Hollywood, FL, plus other areas in Broward County.