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A Quick Look at 3 Asphalt Shingle Roofing Myths

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Asphalt shingle roofing remains an enduring favorite among homeowners. It does, in fact, grace millions of homes across the country because of their durability, versatility and long service life. Yet, many people still doubt the performance of an asphalt shingle roof, and it’s all thanks to several myths still circulating about it. 

Roofing Myths

1. “Asbestos is a main component of asphalt shingles.” This may have been true at some point, but it’s no longer the case today. The use of asbestos in the manufacture of asphalt shingles was phased out by the 1960s. If you’ve been considering asphalt shingles for your new roof installation, you can rest assured that this material is made without asbestos, allowing for a roof system that’s both tough and safe. 

2. “Every asphalt shingle has the same quality.” The “just okay” weather performance associated with asphalt shingles may refer only to their most basic option: three-tab shingles, which are made with a thinner asphalt layer. But not all asphalt shingles are three-tab ones. Some are thicker, stronger and longer lasting, like the GAF architectural asphalt shingles offered by the leading roofing company, American Roofing & Construction, LLC. These come with Advanced Protection® Technology, allowing them to withstand almost all weather conditions. Some are even designed specifically for improved impact and wind resistance, or for greater solar reflectance. 

3. “Asphalt shingles look cheap.” Asphalt shingles are more reasonably priced than their premium counterparts, sure, but they’re far from cheap-looking. They can, in fact, provide that sought-after designer look. The GAF Timberline® and Designer shingles we offer, for instance, are available in a wide selection of colors and textures. Some can even emulate the timeless beauty of genuine wood shakes, tile and slate, allowing for many design possibilities. What’s more, our ultra high-definition GAF shingles create deep shadow lines when installed, adding depth and drama to the look of your home. 

Schedule a Roof Evaluation

Planning an asphalt shingle roof installation this season? Make sure to work with a roofer who has your best interest in mind. For many homeowners in Moore County and beyond, that will be American Roofing & Construction, LLC. Call us today at (910) 964-0114 (Southern Pines, NC) or at (919) 917-2118 (Raleigh, NC). You may also fill out this contact form to request a detailed roofing quote. We’d love to hear from you!

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