Asphalt shingles continue to be the most popular roofing material in America because they give homeowners the most bang for their buck. Asphalt shingles provide a beautiful, affordable, and reliable roofing option. In addition to being the most affordable roofing material, asphalt shingles are very durable and easy to maintain. This article discusses important features of asphalt shingles.

Wind Resistance

Strong winds can cause costly roof damage. Fortunately, asphalt shingles have the capability to resist high winds. Asphalt shingles are rated based on their wind resistance. There are two methods to determine wind resistance of asphalt shingles: fan induced and uplift-force methods. With proper installation, asphalt shingles can attain the highest Class H wind resistance ratings which stand against 150 mph winds.

Impact Resistance

Asphalt shingles also have the ability to resist impact. Their impact resistant quality provides protection against severe weather such as destructive hail storms. This feature will ensure optimal weather resistance and will ultimately prolong the life span of your roofing system.

Fire Resistance

Fortunately, most asphalt shingles have a Class A rating, the highest level for fire resistance. A Class A classification means the roof can withstand severe test exposure, giving you the best protection against fire. This is a huge perk since asphalt shingles are the most cost efficient roofing option.

Solar Reflectance

Another feature of asphalt shingles is their ability to reflect the sun’s rays away from the roof reducing the roof temperature and providing a comfortable internal temperature. This energy efficient feature will help save energy and reduce your utility bills during warmer months.

Algae Resistance

Algae can grow on your roof causing roof discoloration. Algae is not only unsightly, but it can also reduce the performance of solar reflectance by covering the reflecting granules. Copper can be added to the asphalt shingles to help resist the growth and spread of algae to promote optimum roof performance.

At Peak Perfection we will install you a new asphalt shingle roof made by roofing industry giant, CertainTeed Corporation and when we get finished with your roofing project, you will have a lifetime roofing system. When it comes to getting a new residential roof installation on your home, you want, need and deserve the best local roofing company to handle your roofing job.

You can turn to Peak Perfection Contracting LLC for all your roofing needs. Our team of experts has the knowledge, training and equipment to install your new roofing system properly. We offer top of the line roofing products and services. There are a wide variety of options to choose from including various types of top quality asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and tile. To learn more about what we can offer, please give us call us at Peak Perfection Contracting LLC 903-930-0996. We serve residents of Longview, Texas and the surrounding areas.

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