What’s on your roof? Chances are good your roof is covered with asphalt shingles since at least 30% of roofs in Minnesota feature them. Asphalt shingles are hands-down the most utilized roofing material in the industry. Homeowners and new construction contractors alike prefer asphalt shingles for the many benefits and features they have to offer.

If you’re looking for a replacement roof, our roofing contractors at The Construction Group can install asphalt shingles in your Twin Cities home. In this post, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about asphalt roofing shingles. To learn more about residential roofing services from The Construction Group, give us a call today.

1. Asphalt shingles are a durable and long-lasting roofing material.

Three-tab asphalt shingles are some of the most high-performance, lasting shingles in the roofing industry. The lifespan of an asphalt shingle is influenced by a number of factors including the quality and grade of the product that’s installed on your roof as well as the installation process. However, a quality asphalt shingle can be expected to last for as long as 30 years if the roof is well-maintained, which is why most manufacturers offer a minimum of a twenty-year warranty. Asphalt shingles also provide Class A fire protection, which means your family and property will be safer if the unimaginable happens.

2. Asphalt shingles are an affordable roofing material.

A replacement roof is one of the most expensive investments you can make when you’re investing in your home. And of all the roofing materials available today, shingles are the most cost-effective and have a high ROI upon installation.

While it is true that they will require more maintenance and will need to be replaced more frequently than metal, slate, and architectural roofing materials, they are still a more affordable option overall. When you do the math, you’ll spend less money in the long run without sacrificing quality or design. And when you hire The Construction Group to install your asphalt three-tab shingles, you’ll also benefit from expert installation, which improves your roofing shingle performance over long periods.

3. Asphalt shingles are less harmful to the environment than many home construction materials.

It’s more important than ever to reduce our impact on the environment. And if you’re concerned about your household’s ecological footprint, you can put your mind at ease knowing that asphalt shingles are one of the better home construction materials out there. To begin with, asphalt is a reusable material, and many asphalt shingles are constructed using materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Additionally, because asphalt shingles require less maintenance thanks to their incredible durability, that adds up to even less waste in landfills as the years go by.

Asphalt shingles are also an energy-efficient construction material, which means you’ll pay less on your monthly energy bills and save money as time goes by. And when you’re saving money on heating and cooling costs, you’re also reducing your household’s impact on the environment.

4. They’ve been around a long time.

Invented by Michigander Henry Reynolds in 1903, asphalt shingles have been around for well over a century. Around this time, building construction frequently relied on asphalt-saturated, cotton felts that were surfaced with slate chips. Reynolds decided to cut stone-surfaced asphalt rolls into 8-inch by 16-inch shingles, kicking off the long and storied history of the asphalt shingle. Within a couple of decades, millions of shingles would be produced each year. Experts believe it was the fire resistance of asphalt that led to its eventual widespread adoption, with the U.S. National Board of Fire Underwriters campaigning for an end to wood shingle usage in the 1920s.

5. There are many styles and looks when choosing asphalt shingles for your home.

Although architectural shingles provide the most design versatility, three-tab asphalt shingles offer a surprising level of design versatility as well. No matter what type of roofing design you’re into, shingles provide you with virtually unlimited options. Choose from a wide array of colors like Autumn Brown, Golden Cedar, Charcoal, Weathered Gray, Slate, or Silver Lining, among others. Or go with a multifaceted look that brings together a few colors in one shingle profile. You can even choose from different textures, shapes, and patterns. And if you go with a more dimensional architectural shingle, you’ll get the benefits of asphalt with added style and design options.

Whether you’re into more traditional styles or want to go with a bold modern look, asphalt singles can give you what you want. Our roofing contractors can sit down with you and go over all the options so that we can install singles that match and enhance your home exterior.

Roofing Contractor Woodbury Service for Your Home

Is it time to replace your roof? Contact The Construction Group if you’re ready to revitalize your home with brand new asphalt shingles. We provide a wide range of construction services including roofing installation, siding, gutters, and windows. To schedule a consultation or a roofing inspection, call us today at 651-731-5857. We provide service for all homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.