Your home’s roof doesn’t just offer protection for your home. When your roof is properly installed and maintained, it provides insulation and energy savings, along with the weather resistance that all homes need. In Raleigh, asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of roofing.
Whether you need a brand new roof or want to repair your existing one, we’ll take a look at how asphalt shingles offer solutions for Raleigh homeowners — and why this product is such a popular choice for homeowners everywhere across the Southeast.
An Overview of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are seen on houses all over North Carolina and have been relied on for their insulation and waterproofing benefits throughout generations of homeowners.
Asphalt is a reliable product that protects the roof of your home when it is installed properly and maintained over the long term. But not all shingles are the same. Asphalt shingles can be made from either organic materials or fiberglass, and there are several categories of shingles available: strip, dimensional and luxury.
The strip shingle is the most basic — and the original — version of asphalt shingles. Sometimes parts of your roof might only need an extra layer of single shingles to protect it, and a professional might suggest installing strip shingles on your existing roof. It’s important to check with your installer to see if this is a viable solution or if additional repairs are necessary.
Dimensional Asphalt Shingles
You’re probably already familiar with dimensional or architectural shingles. Dimensional shingles, like the Landmark line from CertainTeed shown above, are manufactured by laminating multiple layers, or laminates, of asphalt together. This method produces a multi-dimensional look to the shingles, resulting in a kind of slate or wood shake roofing style.
High-quality asphalt shingles can be manufactured for ultimate protection and style. These shingle products can be installed to add an element of luxury to your home’s outdoor design and provide a custom layer of weather-resistant style to your home.
Besides style and protection, there are some specific benefits that all types of asphalt shingles will bring to your home’s roof.
The Many Benefits of Asphalt Shingles
Homeowners might appreciate the lower price tag of asphalt shingles, and contractors will benefit because the shingles don’t require any specialized tools for installation. “Asphalt shingles remain far and away the most popular choice for homes because they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install,” according to buying guidance from Consumer Reports.
There are a few other benefits to asphalt shingles — just check out this list:
Energy-Efficiency: A roofing system installed with asphalt shingles and an underlayment offers a well-insulated solution for your heating and cooling bills.
Design Opportunities: Asphalt roofing shingles can come in a wide range of colors, profiles, and sizes to help customize your roof design anyway you’d like.
Fire-rated Protection: Shingles from brands like CertainTeed meet building standards for fire protection to ensure the safety and protection of families and their homes.
Impact-Rated Products: In the Southeastern United States, the climate can bring bad storms and high winds, but homeowners can rely on asphalt shingles for protection during inclement weather.
Cost-Effective: Asphalt shingles will stand up for years, and contractors rely on them for their long-term value.
Low-Maintenance and Easy Repair: These shingles give homeowners a solution that won’t give them headaches when it comes to maintenance or replacement.
Recyclable Material: Many asphalt products can be recycled and reused to help reduce your impact on the environment.
But this list is not exhaustive! It’s easy to see why these kinds of shingles have been relied on for decades by homeowners, contractors, and designers everywhere who want protection for their roof.
Your home’s roof is made of several components, and the shingles you install will either support or detract from that system. The ventilation of your roof, the underlayments, and the shingles all need to work together. The way that these products are installed and maintained is crucial over the long run, and Talbert works with CertainTeed roofing products because it’s a system that’s reliable.
Solutions for Homes in Raleigh: Asphalt Shingles
Here at Talbert Building Supply, we’ve helped Raleigh homeowners for decades on their home projects. Talbert also maintains a membership within the Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation, which gives us access to industry-leading brands and quality products, like CertainTeed.
Talbert customers get a choice in the products and services they need most. The availability of roofing materials, like those from CertainTeed, helps us support our Raleigh community and its residents with safer, protected homes and neighborhoods.
Talbert prides itself on exemplary service and having the products and team you need to help make your roof project a success. To help guarantee the long-term protection of your home design, take a look at all of our products or visit us to see how we can help you start (or finish) your roofing project!