The Pros and Cons of Shingles

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Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles

One of the most widely used roofing materials in North America is asphalt shingles. They come in a variety of colours and styles, are reasonably priced, and are less complicated to install. They do, however, offer advantages and downsides just like any other roofing material.

Pros of Asphalt Shingles

Affordable: One of the least expensive roofing materials on the market is asphalt shingles.

A wide range of styles and colours are available for asphalt shingles, making it simple to pick the ideal match for your home.

Asphalt shingles are easier to install, which can assist in reducing labour expenses.

Good Durability: Depending on the installation and shingle quality, asphalt shingles can last up to 40 years.

Cons of Asphalt Shingles

Not Eco-Friendly: Asphalt shingles can add to landfill garbage and are not eco-friendly.

Asphalt shingles are vulnerable to damage from severe weather events including hail, strong winds and downpours.

Asphalt shingles last less time than other roofing materials like composites or metal, for example.

Asphalt shingles have the ability to absorb heat, raising the temperature in your attic and raising energy costs in improperly ventilated attic spaces.


Although asphalt shingles are a common roofing material, they do have some drawbacks. When selecting a roofing material, homeowners should take their requirements and budget into careful consideration.

Ensure your roofing products are compatible and from the same manufacturer, installed by a certified contractor that can provide an extended manufacturer warranty that is transferable.