Asphalt shingles are one of the most versatile roofing options because they can be shaped into multiple angles and forms to meet your custom roof needs. In like manner, they are a less expensive way to make your roof have the appearance of tile without paying the hefty price.
However, choosing your roof is one of the most important parts of your home and it should not be the place where you save money because a weak roof is an unsafe home. But if you are building in a calm climate, shingles are practical and economic. They also have great curb appeal when painted and shaped to look like Mediterranean tile.
Asphalt roofing shingles are available with a Class 4 impact resistance rating, which is the highest attainable impact rating. Choose shingles that are made with a specially formulated rubber coating to meet higher quality roofing requirements. They usually offered in different styles, like Nordic IR (impact resistant), or in several different colors. Better quality asphalt shingles can withstand high winds, but not as much as other roofing materials. IKO asphalt roofing shingles are engineered and manufactured to meet the most stringent wind resistance tests in the industry.
If your selected asphalt roofing shingles are made with a fiberglass mat, it is the highest (Class A) fire rating. These have superior protection against potential penetration and spread in case of a fire. Asphalt shingles offer sound protection from outside noises, which makes them good for city homes and buildings or buildings near airports. Another benefit is that shingles are easy to install.
For best results, the installation method is what can make or break the protection shingles can provide. Poor installation practices can increase your chances of losing shingles to bad weather more easily.
Lastly, shingles are overall the most economic roofing materials to choose from.
American Export has shipped millions of shingles to customers because of its popularity, price, and design.