Types Of Roof Shingles: Asphalt Roofing Systems
Asphalt roofing shingles are our specialty at Texas Star Roofing. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most widely used roofing material in the United States and also by Dallas roofing contractors. Over 75 percent of homes have an asphalt roof. The ability to purchase asphalt roofing that mimics slate, tile and even wood shake, at a fraction of the cost, has aided in the popularity of asphalt roofing shingles.
Asphalt Roofing Material
Fiberglass based asphalt shingles dominate the market. The once popular organic-based asphalt shingles were discontinued, industry wide, in 2005. If you’re looking to replace a roof that has organic based shingles because they’re delaminating, it is worth checking with us— we’ll tell you if there is an active replacement warranty.
Asphalt roofing shingles are less durable than their more expensive counterparts. Innovations such as fiber mesh reinforcements and increased points of contact for installation add extra support. A process of granular adhesion achieves the signature sand paper appearance of asphalt roofing material; the process further thickens and strengthens the shingles.
Asphalt Roof Replacement
The low cost of producing asphalt roofing material make asphalt shingles affordable for almost everyone. However, due to rising petroleum prices, asphalt shingles are seeing a rise in cost. With prices as low as almost one dollar per square foot — including installation — make asphalt roofing almost irresistible. Higher quality shingles can cost as much as four dollars per square foot. Although, once you pass the three-dollar per square foot mark, you may want to explore a longer-lasting roofing option at a comparable price.
Knowing when the time has come to replace your current shingles will help you determine if you need to consider an asphalt roof replacement. Signs such as discoloration, curling & cracks, and blistering shingles are all obvious red flags. More subtle signs, such as granule loss, should not be ignored either. It is always best to consult a professional roofing contractor who can help guide your decision. Properly installed asphalt shingles can last up to 20 years, or as long as 30 for architectural shingles, making both a wise and inexpensive investment.
We are a Preferred Texas Contractor for Owens Corning, and A ShingleMaster Company for CertainTeed. We are a Signature Select Contractor for Atlas, some of the largest, most respected manufacturers in the industry. We are trained and certified to install these products, and have installed thousands of asphalt roofs including all other brands available in the market.
Texas Star Roofing installs a “roofing system” not just asphalt roofing shingles — we’re your one stop shop for everything roofing in Texas. Our service area includes most of the DFW area, and we have helped our homeowners stay protected with exceptional craftsmanship since 1997.