Why You Need a New Asphalt Shingle Roof

July 24, 2019

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duncan rooferHomeowners in Southern Oklahoma have more options today than ever before when it comes to roofing their house. From metal, to slate, to solar, to even green roofing, the options can feel endless, and this can make choosing the right material difficult. It can also make some homeowners overlook a classic: asphalt shingle roofing

Asphalt shingles are the #1 roofing material in Southern Oklahoma and throughout the country, and for good reason: no other roofing material offers the same combination of durability, affordability, ease of maintenance and beauty. Bailey’s Roofing & Construction in Wynnewood, Oklahoma specializes in installing residential asphalt shingle roofs in the communities of Ardmore, Ada, Duncan and beyond. We want to talk with you about whether asphalt shingles are right for your home.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of asphalt shingle roofs:

#1 – Asphalt Shingles Are Durable and Weather Resistant

Durability is the hallmark of asphalt shingles, with properly installed roofs able to last decades with minimal upkeep. The shingles are weight balanced by design, not too heavy to create undue stress on the home’s construction, but not too light to be damaged by high winds or other weather events. In fact, asphalt shingles are highly weather resistant, ideal in tornado-prone areas of Southern Oklahoma. 

Of course, durability is just one reason why…

#2 – Asphalt Shingles Are Affordable

No roofing material offers better value for money over the lifecycle of your roof. In addition to their natural durability – meaning less time and money spent on maintenance – asphalt shingles are more affordable in the first place. Installing an asphalt shingle roof is considerably less expensive than other competing materials such as stone-coated steel, slate, clay or concrete. There are also numerous types of asphalt shingle adapted to any price level. If you are building a home in Wynnewood or anywhere in Southern Oklahoma, you can surely find an asphalt shingle roof in your price range. 

And speaking of options, remember that…

#3 – Asphalt Shingles Offer Lots of Choice

Most types of roofing are limited in terms of color and style. Clay tiles may have an iconic look, but you need a very specific kind of house and construction to pull that look off. On the other hand, asphalt shingles offer a wide variety of colors, styles and textures suitable to almost any home, whether you want to blend in with the neighborhood or intentionally make your house stand out. Asphalt shingle roofs also come designed to look like slate, cedar or even wood roofing. The experts at Bailey’s Roofing & Construction can walk you through the full range of options you have for your asphalt shingle roof.

#4 – And The List Goes On

Here’s a quick list of additional benefits of choosing an asphalt shingle roof for your Southern Oklahoma home:

  • Asphalt shingles have above average fire resistance
  • They are easy to repair, which again lowers maintenance costs
  • No additional structure is required to support the weight
  • Asphalt shingles are recyclable, as is their production scrap

You’ll have this one roof over your head for years, even decades, so it’s important to make a choice that you will be happy with for that entire time. When that time comes, don’t forget to consider a classic: the durable, affordable, highly-customizable asphalt shingle roof. And of course, don’t forget to work with the best. Bailey’s Roofing & Construction in Wynnewood, Oklahoma has been a trusted roofer serving all of Southern Oklahoma for over 20 years. Whether you’re ready to install a new roof or just need emergency repairs, we’re always ready for you. Call 405-343-8847 to talk about your needs today.

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