Pros and Cons of the Shingle Roof

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Shingle roofing is the most common type of residential roofing material used in Wisconsin. It provides a cost-efficient and neutrally-designed solution to protect nearly all homes. Even though it is the most common roofing, it is important to understand the pros and cons of shingle roofing to decide if it is right for your home.


Pros of the Shingle Roof

The first and usually most important benefits of shingle roofing is cost efficiency. The inexpensive asphalt shingles durable protection to a home, and a well-maintained shingle roof can last over 20 years. Asphalt shingles also provide dependable protection for your roof. We use shingles that are designed to withstand the damage from Wisconsin winters, high winds, and storms.  Despite the low cost, our high-graded shingles create a strong layer of protection for your home. Another benefit of shingles in the neutral, clean design they provide for the external appearance. The shingles are always placed in a neat, professional layout, and can come in a variety of colors, shades, and styles.


Cons of the Shingle Roof

Compared to some methods of roofing, asphalt shingles are not the most energy efficient. Due to the material, they do absorb some heat in the summer that can counteract some of the work of the AC. This increases energy bills, and there are more environmentally-friendly roofing options available. If you're concerned, we can provide color choices that will minimize this affect.


Request your free inspection today! Call your reliable Wisconsin roofing contractors at (262) 662-5311 to set up a free inspection and estimate. At American Roofing, we proudly serve Big Bend, Muskego, Franklin, Waukesha, New Berlin, Mukwanago, Hales Corners, and the surrounding areas of Southeastern Wisconsin.


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  1. Tiffany Locke

    Thanks for explaining how shingle roofs can last more than 20 years if maintained properly and will be able to withstand damage. This could be useful to keep your home in good condition. When you get your shingle roof installed, it would probably be a good idea to talk to the contractor about how to properly maintain and care for it so that it will last longer.

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