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Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles.

Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles.

Let’s check out the main pros and cons of each asphalt shingle type you may find out in the market. Here are the general advantages and disadvantages:

What’s good:

More affordable than most other roofing types
Proven to last 15-30 years, depending on climate, proper attic ventilation and how often regularly roof maintenance is done
A good value when their low cost, good durability and +/- 70% ROI/recoup value are factored
Available in the widest range of styles and colors of any roofing type plus specialty shingles for climate challenges your home faces
Easy to clean, when care is taken not to damage the shingles.

What’s Bad:

Not as durable as cedar shakes (25-40 years), clay or concrete tiles (40-55 years), metal roofing (50+ years) or genuine slate (100+ years)
Backed by strict warranties that have a very narrow definition of manufacturer’s defects, are easily voided by improper installation and have prorated coverage beginning in five to ten years depending on the product
Susceptible to improper installation by inexperienced roofers with results that can lead to leaks and water damage.

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