What are the Pros and cons of asphalt shingle roofing

The various types of asphalt shingle roofing have their benefits and disadvantages. We have listed a few of the pros and cons below.
3-tab shingles

Pros of asphalt shingle roofing

• Affordable—3-tab shingles are more affordable compared to other types of asphalt roofing. The average cost of a 3-tab shingle roofing costs about $0.90 for each square foot of the roofing.
• Durable—the lifespan of a 3-tab shingle is between 18 and 20 years.
• Easy to install—3-tab asphalt shingles take between 2-3 days to install
• Low aesthetic appeal- 3-tab shingles have limited aesthetic options due to their 3-tab design.
• Easily blown off- the 3-tab asphalt shingles can be easily blown off the roof during storms.
Dimensional shingles
• High aesthetic appeal—dimensional shingles can replicate wood shake or natural slate styles, which help to increase the curb appeal of the property.
• Durable—due to the double layers of asphalt used to design the dimensional shingles, they are durable and can last up to 30 years.
• Affordable—dimensional shingles cost about $4 per square foot installed.

Cons of asphalt shingle roofing

• Heavy—since dimensional shingles contain double layers, they are quite heavy and add a lot of weight to the roof.
• Costly—although dimensional shingles are not considered expensive, they cost 15 % more compared to 3-tab shingles.
Luxury shingles
• Moisture protection—luxury shingles are laminated, protecting the roof structures from moisture and water penetration.
• Durable—luxury shingles can last up to 50 years.
• Extra protection—due to their heavy nature, luxury shingles provide strength against impact and rough tears during a tornado or hurricane.
• Costly—luxury shingles are costly, almost double the price of dimensional asphalt shingles.
• Too heavy—luxury asphalt shingles are quite heavy and may exert a lot of weight on the building.
Which asphalt roofing would you like installed on your home? Get in touch with Universal Roofing today and talk to one of our roofing experts.