There are plenty of reasons to love asphalt shingle roofing, but some homeowners are still skeptical about it as an enduring roof option. This hesitance has mostly to do with misconceptions still circulating about asphalt shingles, causing homeowners to miss out on the excellent benefits. JAM Roofing, a trusted roofing company in the area, offers a quick look at some of these myths about asphalt shingle roofing.
Asphalt Shingles Contain Asbestos
Up until the 1960s, asbestos fibers were used in asphalt shingles to make the roof material more fire-resistant. But the use of asbestos was phased out once its adverse effects to health were realized. Today, asphalt shingle roofing is reinforced with safer, inert mineral stabilizers to promote greater fire resistance. If you decide to have asphalt shingles installed, you won’t have to worry about putting your safety and health at risk.
Asphalt Shingles Don’t Last Long
On the contrary, asphalt shingle roof systems can provide up to 20 years of reliable and efficient weather protection. In fact, they can last even longer if installed and maintained properly by a premier roofing contractor like JAM Roofing. You should also keep in mind that an asphalt shingle roof’s longevity and performance are also dependent on the material’s quality. If you choose our top-tier GAF Advanced Protection® shingles, you can be sure your home will have year-round resistance against inclement weather, whether its hail, snow, wind or rain.
Asphalt Shingles Look Cheap
It’s highly likely that the slate roof you’ve been admiring is actually made of asphalt shingles. In terms of good looks, this excellent roofing choice has undergone a complete evolution, allowing asphalt shingles to mimic the natural beauty of expensive roof materials like slate, tile and wood shakes. You can take the GAF architectural and designer asphalt shingles we offer as a prime example. They allow for many design possibilities, but come at a far more reasonable price than their premium counterparts.
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Let the expert technicians at JAM Roofing handle your residential roofing needs. Combining exceptional products and superior workmanship with top service, we’ll make sure your asphalt shingle roof installation goes on safely and smoothly. Call us today at (541) 773-7663, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Medford and Grants Pass, OR.