Why Choose Asphalt Shingles?

Beautiful, Affordable and Reliable

When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles continue to raise the B.A.R., providing a Beautiful, Affordable and Reliable roofing solution for any residence. In addition to having a variety of styles, textures and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain.

Beautiful

  • Wide array of rich, gorgeous colors
  • Wide selection of textures
  • Huge choice of shingle styles
  • Look like wood, cedar, or slate

Affordable

  • Very affordable
  • Many pricing options
  • Cost-effective
  • Superb value

Reliable

  • 100-year proven track record in North America
  • Long life-expectancy
  • Ideal weight; not too heavy or too light
  • Fewer leak problems
  • Durable
  • Excellent uplift resistance
  • Excellent fire resistance

RECYCLABILITY

It is becoming increasingly common for shingles to be recycled versus being sent to a landfill. Shingle recycling is the process of taking asphalt shingles from roof tear-offs and collecting them for reuse into another products, ensuring the material does not end up in landfill.

Shingle recycling is economically viable, convenient where available, and saves valuable resources from being sent to a landfill. Recycled asphalt shingles are most commonly used in pavement, which offsets the need for new asphalt and aggregate, and additional uses are being explored. Asphalt shingle recycling can create jobs for recycling locations and reduce costs for paving. Recycling shingles also allows homeowners to make a positive environmental contribution.

Shingle recycling is available in most major markets in the United States and in some locations in Canada, and new sites continue to open. There are multiple resources for finding a recycler. You can check online at shinglerecycling.org and earth911.com, or you can call 1-800-CLEANUP. You can also use local resources for finding businesses or conduct internet searches

Asphalt Shingles vs. Other Products

This is how residential asphaltic roofing products stack up against the competition.

Asphalt Metal Clay Tile Concrete Tile Slate Cedar Shake
Color range  
Range of Styles
EnergyStar compliant options
Natural look
Ease of installation
Lowest installed Cost
Best life-cycle cost
Consistent quality
No deck reinforcement required

Types of Asphalt Shingles

No matter what design you’re envisioning for your home, there’s a type of asphalt shingle to fit your needs.

Why Choose Asphalt Shingles? May 8, 2017

Contact ARMA

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: (202) 591-2450
Fax: (202) 591-2445

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