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What are some of the benefits of asphalt shingles?

asphalt shingles Austin TxAsphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing choices in the country, especially for residential properties. Their popularity is due to the number of benefits that they offer.

Color Selection

Whether you favor neutral browns, forest greens, reds or stormy grays, you can find an asphalt shingle in the color you want. You can express your individuality, comply with homeowner’s association codes or coordinate your shingles with the other elements of your structure, such as your brick or trim colors.


Manufacturers produce asphalt shingles in a variety of styles. You can choose a basic three-tab shingle or a three-dimensional architectural shingle. There are asphalt shingles that resemble cedar shakes or weathered wood, slate or terra cotta tile.


Asphalt shingles are an extremely economical choice for roofing materials. Basic three-tab styles are typically the least expensive option; they are often referred to as 20-year shingles although their actual life may be a bit shorter or even longer. Even the most expensive asphalt shingles compare favorably in price with other options, such as metal roofing systems or wood shakes.

Ease of Care

Maintenance is seldom necessary if you take basic precautions, such as keeping tree branches from scraping on your shingles, cleaning your gutters regularly and removing debris from your roof. However, should you need to replace a damaged or missing shingle, repairs can be made easily and at a relatively low cost.

Ease of Installation

Some roofing systems require installation by specially trained and experienced crews. It is easier for roofing contractors to locate crews that have extensive experience with asphalt shingles than it is to find workers qualified to install tiles or slate. This translates into reduced labor costs to their customers and an increased ability to take on jobs on a schedule that is most suitable to you.

Despite the many new roofing systems that have appeared on the market in recent decades, asphalt shingles have remained the most popular choice. Alpha Roofing has been in the industry for over thirty years, so we have extensive experience in repairing, installing and maintaining asphalt shingles. Our crews provide quality work at reasonable rates. We offer a wide range of services, including roof repair, and moss removal, to customers in the Austin area as well as most of Central Texas. Submit our online form to request a free estimate, or call our office at (512) 777-1086.