Are Asphalt Shingles Worth It?

Apr 11, 2021Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Blog

Asphalt is by far the most popular material for roofing systems across the United States. Homeowners prefer the roofing material due to its affordability, durability, and quick installation.

However, while asphalt shingle roofing systems are the most affordable, they’re also the ones with the shortest life span. There are many facts and figures in the ether about asphalt shingle roofing, and it can be hard to make sense of it all.

Luckily, at BulletRoof, we’ve dedicated the time and effort to know everything there is to know about the roofing material, and we’ll gladly let you in on some of our trade secrets.


Easy Installation

Installing asphalt shingles on your roofing system is quick and easy and can be performed by your professional roofing team in one or two days. Their swift installation means that your roof will be in working condition in just more than 24 hours if you have an emergency roofing situation.



Affordability is the leading factor as to why homeowners favor asphalt shingle roofing systems. Asphalt is cheap and easy to repair and replace, and the material is often always readily available at your local roofing store. Even the more premium asphalt shingles are still more affordable than roofing materials like metal and slate.


Shorter Lifespan

The lifespan of the average asphalt shingle roofing system is between 20 to 25 years. While asphalt shingles are quite durable, they have one of the shortest lifespans compared to the other roofing materials. While maintaining and tending to your roof will prolong its life, it will most likely not last more than 30 years.


Low Weather Resistance

Higher-end asphalt shingles tend to have a wind rating of 150 mph. However, due to them being pretty lightweight, combined with the way they were installed and their age, they tend to be vulnerable to wind uplift. During stormy weather, homeowners often have to replace some shingles here and there after losing them to the storm. Long-term exposure to the sun and heat can also lead to them cracking and breaking.

For more information about asphalt shingle roofing systems, or roofing in general, don’t hesitate to call BulletRoof!

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