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Why Shingles Are So Popular

The Most Common Material

Asphalt shingles are among the most common roofing materials used in the United States. If you don’t have them on your roof, you probably have a neighbor who does. In this blog post, we cover why shingles are so popular for modern roofs.


Shingles require a lot less maintenance than metal or tile roofing. They don’t rust or dent, and they don’t get damaged from moisture.

Similarly, they are fairly simple to repair. Shingles are laid on one at a time, so when there is localized damage, it doesn’t require a large effort to fix. You’ll also likely get a warranty on your new roof, usually 15 to 30 years.

Shingles are also resistant to weather and extreme temperatures (including the hot Florida sun).


Shingles are also known for being energy efficient. Unlike metal, which can increase your home’s temperature significantly, shingles are designed to prevent heat from penetrating your home. You also have the option to get lightly-colored shingles to help reflect the sun and block out the heat.


Another reason shingles have become so popular is because of their affordability. Replacing your roof is a major undertaking financially, so it’s crucial to reduce the cost burden as much as possible. Shingles are a great option for homeowners that are looking to use an affordable yet high-quality roofing material.


With asphalt shingles, you have a lot of color choices to choose from when designing your new roof. You can add colors that look rustic or neutral to fit your taste and your neighborhood. You could even get asphalt shingles that look like other materials when installed on your roof.

Speaking of which, asphalt shingles are relatively easy for professionals to install. This cuts down on the time needed to complete the project, therefore reducing the cost burden for you.

Your Orlando Roofing Team

Whether you go with shingles, metal, or tile for your roof, the team at Rhyne Restoration Roofing can help make your new roof dreams a reality. Contact us today at (888) 973-0087 for a free estimate on your project.