There are many benefits of living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, except perhaps for the rather tumultuous spring weather and the hot and humid summers, which require energy-efficient roofing solutions that can reduce energy consumption and improve the indoor comfort.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing products in Fort Worth.
According to favored Fort Worth roofers, asphalt may not be the most durable roofing solution, but it does offer the best ratio price-quality. Besides, asphalt shingles are suitable for the local climate, especially that they can be painted in a light color, which will reduce heat absorption.
They can also cover any sloped roof system and no special elements are needed to fix ridges or edges.
The ease of installation, as well as the low weight are two other criteria that owners refer to when choosing asphalt shingles.
On the other hand, however, you must keep in mind that these shingles are highly flammable, not environmentally friendly, difficult to recycle, do not provide ventilation between the roof and the decking and can be seen as a short-term solution compared to materials such as ceramic tiles. They are not suitable for extreme temperature fluctuations. Expansion and contraction cause cracking. Asphalt shingles can also be damaged, if installed at freezing temperatures.