Asphalt roofs are the most common type of roofs that you see in the Kansas City area. The reason for this is because of the affordability and reliability of asphalt shingles. The maintenance and upkeep of asphalt shingles is little to none. That is one of the main reasons Kansas City homeowners choose asphalt shingles are their option for their roof. Once an asphalt roof is installed by CH Roofing And Exteriors, there should not be anything a homeowner has to do for a minimum of 10 years because of our 10 year labor warranty. One of the other popular benefits for asphalt roofing shingles is the wide variety of color options there are to choose from. Certainteed has an easy-to-use color selector tool called the CertainTeed’s ColorView® to help pick out the perfect asphalt shingle color for your home.

Popular Asphalt Roofing Options For Kansas City Home Owners

Certainteed Landmark Asphalt Shingles
The CertainTeed’s Landmark roof shingle is the most popular shingle Certainteed offers. It is an affordable, dual-layered laminate that comes in many assorted color options to complement the exterior of any home. These are a few reasons why it is one of the most popular shingles in Kansas City for homes. Landmark shingles have a few highlights that are nice for Kansas City homeowners to know when putting these asphalt shingles on their roof:

  • Certified as meeting the industry’s toughest third-party (UL) manufacturing quality standards
  • Dual-layered construction provides extra protection from the elements
  • Ten year StreakFighter® algae-resistance warranty
  • Class A fire-resistance rating

Other popular asphalt shingle manufactures include: GAF, Owens Corning, and TAMKO

Asphalt Roofing Material

With constant innovation and advancements in technology, asphalt shingles can offer different product benefits. These benefits include asphalt shingles that combat algae growth, impact resistance to hail, and offer cool roof color technologies that reflect the heat of the sun to keep homes cooler and can reduce the expenses of air conditioning. Asphalt shingles that are made to enhance the protection of algae growth are recommended for homes that have a lot of trees around the house or close to water. Impact resistance shingles provide more durability to mother natures elements and can sometimes reduce homeowners insurance costs. Lastly, asphalt shingles are naturally fire resistant, making them an ideal choice for areas where wildfires are prominent.

All asphalt shingles contain three main layers to them:

  • Matting – this layer serves as the base material for asphalt shingles
  • Asphalt sealant – coats the matting to make the shingles waterproof. It also acts as an adhesive.
  • Ceramic granules – stick to the asphalt layer and give asphalt its signature texture and color variety, while simultaneously protecting the other layers from UV rays.

How long do asphalt shingles last?

Most asphalt shingles have a 50 year lifetime on them. However, that 50 year lifetime will be dependent on many factors that include:

  • Proper installation of the asphalt shingles
  • The attic is properly ventilated

Mother Nature’s elements are what causes most asphalt shingles problems (wind, rain, snow, hail). If you believe you have issues with your roof, you need to call CH Roofing And Exteriors immediately to get an inspection on your roof.