Millions of homes across North America are covered by asphalt shingle roofing, but despite its popularity, there are still many homeowners who are hesitant about investing in this particular roof option. That’s because there are several myths surrounding asphalt shingles, which Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. will be more than happy to refute here.
1. “Asphalt shingles contain asbestos.” Once upon a time, asbestos fibers were indeed used in asphalt shingles to make the roofing material fire-resistant. That was then and this is now — the use of asbestos in asphalt shingles was phased out in the 1960s. Today, asphalt shingles use safer, inert mineral stabilizers to improve their fire resistance. Should you pick this roof option, you won’t have to worry about your health and safety being compromised.
2. “Asphalt shingles are lacking in durability.” On the contrary, asphalt shingles can go toe to toe with other roofing materials when it comes to strength and longevity. Of course, this will depend on the shingle quality. For instance, the GAF Timberline® shingles offered by Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. come with Advanced Protection® Technology. This allows them to withstand the harshest weather conditions, helping keep your home safe and damage-free no matter the season. Some GAF shingles are even designed specifically to deliver greater wind or impact resistance. And when installed and maintained by a GAF Certified Master Elite® roofer like ourselves, your asphalt shingles can last up to 20 years and longer.
3. “Asphalt shingles look cheap.” We won’t deny it — asphalt shingles are more reasonably priced than their counterparts. However, this doesn’t mean they look cheap. Take our GAF Designer Shingles, for example. They can effectively emulate the timeless beauty of authentic wood shake and tile, allowing for many design possibilities. Certain GAF shingles also come with a high-definition look that adds visual depth to your roof, helping make a positive difference to your home’s curb appeal.
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If you decide to get an asphalt shingle roof for your home, just turn to Innovative Roofing & Siding for its installation. You may schedule a roof consultation by calling us at (865) 688-2888 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in Knoxville, TN, and other areas in Knox County. Look no further for high-quality roofing services that you’d be happy to recommend to family and friends.