For a long-lasting, affordable roofing solution, nothing beats asphalt shingles! Perfect for any home style and easily replaced and repaired, asphalt is the go-to material for many homeowners. Already have an asphalt shingle roof that needs repairs? Shanco can make it look like new again! Need an entire asphalt shingle roof replacement? We are your one-stop shop for any asphalt shingle roofing needs you have in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia area.
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You can find asphalt shingles in two main types: organic and fiberglass.
Organic shingles are made out of waste paper that is covered in asphalt to make it waterproof. Salt and ceramic granules are attached to each shingle with water-resistant adhesive. Organic asphalt shingles are more durable than fiberglass, but are more prone to fire damage and are less environmentally-friendly.
Fiberglass shingles are made from wet bonded fiberglass. The mat itself is coated in asphalt, making the shingle waterproof. Fiberglass shingles are fire-resistant and offer top-quality fire protection. The majority of shingles produced today are fiberglass.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing materials in Maryland and Washington, DC. Asphalt’s primary purpose is to serve as a waterproofing agent, and it helps hold the granules on each shingle. The result is a beautiful, durable roof that can stand up to the worst weather! And since you can get asphalt shingles in almost any color, they look amazing with every type of home.
Asphalt shingle roofing is ideal for a number of different reasons. Asphalt Shingle roofs are:
If low-maintenance, affordability, and high durability are your top priorities when it comes to roofing, you can’t go wrong with an asphalt shingle roof!
Typically, asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 20 – 50 years, but repairs are inevitable (nothing lasts forever!). If your asphalt shingle roof needs to be repaired, even if you’re handy with tools, it’s a good idea to hire professional roofers. We’ve seen many cases where the homeowners have tried to fix the problem themselves and accidentally caused more damage. Asphalt shingles are nailed into place, and using commercial-grade roofing tools ensure there aren’t any loose shingles or open spots exposing your roof.
While usually less costly, a repair is not always optimal. There will come a time when you need a full replacement, and even though it may be more of an upfront investment, it will help you avoid costly repairs later on down the road. If about 30 percent of the asphalt shingles on your roof need to be replaced, it’s probably financially wiser to get a whole roof replacement.
Whatever asphalt shingle roofing services you need, no job is too large or too small for us – call the experts at Shanco today!
Shanco provides asphalt roofing services in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. In particular, we service Alexandria and Arlington in Virginia. In Maryland, we service the greater areas of Columbia, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, and Silver Spring. Finally, we service the greater areas of Washington, DC.
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