Out of all the different roofing materials available today, asphalt shingles are among the most popular. They offer the best balance between beauty and performance at a price that isn’t too expensive. Because of its exceptional reliability and longevity, it continues to be a top choice for many homes across the country!
However, you might be hesitant about considering this for your roof after hearing a few unappealing claims about them. But in reality, many of these preconceived notions are hardly true. Arrowhead Roofing has put together some of the common myths you’ve probably heard and debunked them here:
“Shingle Adhesives Cure Almost Instantly.”
When an adhesive “cures”, it goes through a chemical process where it attains its final properties and strength. Although some can cure instantly, the ones used on asphalt shingles must be exposed to solar heat to take effect properly. As such, the curing process takes a few days after installation to be fully effective, especially against wind damage.
“A Shingle Overlay Helps Cut Roofing Costs.”
While this may be true in some ways, installing a new layer of shingles over an old and damaged roof is never recommended. It may seem quick and inexpensive initially, but the safety risks that come with it simply aren’t cost-effective in the long run. You’ll end up with more frequent repairs or even a premature replacement! If you want your shingle roof to be worth the investment, consider a complete tear-off as your roof replacement method.
“Dark Shingles Lead to More Energy Consumption.”
Any dark-colored surface naturally retains more radiant heat than those in lighter colors. The same principle applies to light and dark shingles. However, the difference is hardly enough to affect your home’s energy consumption. Dark colors are also recommended during winter in colder climates since they naturally absorb more radiant heat.
If you’re considering an asphalt shingle roof replacement, make sure to work with trusted professionals who have the right expertise for the job. Call Arrowhead Roofing today at (918) 743-9257 for a free estimate! You can also complete our convenient contact form to get started.