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Benefits of Having Asphalt Shingles


When it becomes time to replace a roof, it can be challenging to know and understand the benefits of different roofing materials. Choosing between asphalt shingles, metal, or wood shingles can be a tough decision, and it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each material before deciding what you want for your roof. Here is an overview of how asphalt shingles can enhance both the appearance and the protection of your home.


Asphalt shingles come with a large variety of design options. These options allow for homeowners to match their roofs perfectly with the rest of their home’s styles. Choose from multiple different colors, including beige, brown, black, grey, and even colorful ones. Asphalt shingles also come in different shapes that can change the look of a home. If you are unsure of what color or shape would fit your home the best, contact a roofing expert for knowledgeable recommendations.

Easy Installation

Asphalt shingles are relatively easy to install compared to other roofing materials. The installation process from experienced roofing contractors should only take a couple of days. The quick and easy installation process ultimately lowers the cost for homeowners because they will be paying less for labor. Asphalt shingles are also very durable, making repair and frequent maintenance work uncommon.


Asphalt shingles are perfect for constant changes in temperatures. Shingles are highly durable in the winter and summer months and won’t rust like metal roofs. Asphalt shingles can also protect against natural weather disasters such as hail storms and high winds. This allows shingles to have an extended lifespan compared to other roof materials. In addition to those benefits, many asphalt shingles are designed to be resistant to both algae build-up and fire.

American Construction is a leading roofing contractor that offers the industry’s best-manufactured asphalt shingles, CertainTeed. CertainTeed shingles are wind-resistant up to 130 MPH, fire-resistant, and algae-resistant. If you are in the New Jersey or Pennsylvania area and are looking for a roof replacement, request a quote from American Construction. Our roofing specialists provide the highest quality roof replacement services and are experts in installing asphalt shingles.