PUBLISHED ON 27 May 2022

The advantages of selecting asphalt shingles


The renovation of a roof or the installation of new one is always very challenging. This is because, in addition to the issues relating to functionality itself (protection from the elements, durability, no infiltration), everything that affects the operations of those who apply the roof covering must be considered.

The advantages of opting for asphalt shingles are considerable, because they concern very important aspects:

  • Performance of materials
  • Installation method
  • Environment
  • Time and cost savings

The performance benefits of asphalt shingles

One of the most obvious benefits of opting for asphalt shingles is the lower weight of the finished roof compared to one made with titles.

Lightness is an advantage in the event of earthquakes, but also during transport and installation of the roofing elements.

Another important feature, especially for installers, is the ability to walk over this type of roofing without causing damage.

In addition to guaranteeing total protection from the elements, asphalt shingle roofing is advantageous because it can last for a long time even if subjected to extreme conditions, such as long periods of frost, rain and snow.

The bituminous shingles also guarantee good sound insulation during particularly intense rain showers. In fact, they soften the impact of raindrops and hail, dampening the noise heard inside the building.

Also not to be overlooked is the possibility of creating a pleasant-looking, natural or very colourful roof, thanks to the wide range of colours and finishes of the asphalt shingles.

Advantages in the application of bituminous shingles

The asphalt shingle application system requires only a few technical operations and the use of very common tools, such as hammer and nails, or a nail gun.

Thanks to their installation method, these shingles can also be used to cover roofs with extreme slopes, and even vertical walls.

The great versatility, the simplicity of installation and the excellent aesthetic result make asphalt shingles perfect for both traditional roofing and modern design buildings.


Environmental benefits of shingles

From the point of view of environmental protection, asphalt shingles represent an advantage over other types of roofing.

Lightness means less use of materials, a saving in emissions during transport and a lower waste impact when the shingles need to be replaced.

Even during installation, the benefits for the environment are evident because processing waste is reduced to a minimum, and can also be reused in other sectors (for example, in asphalts). Having little waste at the end of the installation job is also an advantage for those who have to take care of waste disposal.

Today’s production systems make it possible to create asphalt shingle roofs following the principles of environmental sustainability, thus not polluting atmosphere, soil and water, thanks to production facilities that use renewable energy and recycled materials.

The issues related to respect for the environment are very important today and carefully evaluated by people when they are about to choose items that will remain in their properties for many years. They are often willing to spend more for more environmentally friendly products.

Time and cost savings: higher margins

Just consider what has been said about the installation of asphalt shingles to understand how a simplified installation process leads to greater speed in roof installation.

Reducing installation times leads to a reduction in costs, which translates into greater margins for installers and budget savings for the property owner.


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