Roofing Materials: The Benefits of Asphalt Shingles
September 12, 2022
Ariel view of a gray asphalt shingle roof

When you’re planning to replace your roof, one of the things you’ll need to consider is the roofing material. Commonly used ones are metal, wood, and asphalt shingles, with the latter being the most popular option in the U.S. Here’s why asphalt shingles are such a great choice:


Installing a new roof isn’t a cheap venture, but homeowners can save big by choosing asphalt shingles. There are different price ranges depending on the type and brand of shingles, but overall, they’re the best choice for someone on a budget.

Easy & Quick Installation

Asphalt shingles don’t take very long to install, and often times it will only take one day to complete the project. For very large homes, a quicker installation is ideal so that you don’t have to deal with the noise for days. These shingles don’t require any special tools to lay, unlike metal roofing, making them easier to install as well.

Easier to Replace

Whether it’s from wind, hail, rain, or other outdoor elements, shingles will eventually need to be replaced. When only a handful of shingles are damaged, it’s easy to replace those few, rather than replacing a larger section.

Appearance & Variety

With asphalt shingles, you have a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors to choose from. Because the other homes in your neighborhood are likely to have asphalt shingles, your home will blend in nicely as well. You can select the color and style to match your home’s aesthetic, or you can go for an entirely new look to try something different.


With all of our projects, we offer high-quality materials and brands so you’re getting the most out of your new roof. Homeowners often raise concern about the environmental impact of throwing away old shingles, which is why we participate in the Asphalt Shingle Waste Program. The program recycles old shingles and creates new ones rather than letting them sit in the landfills.

One thing to keep in mind: asphalt shingles can’t be installed in temperatures below freezing, so your project needs to be completed before winter, or you’ll have to wait until spring. Weathersafe Restoration has been repairing and replacing roofs in the Twin Cities metro and Western Wisconsin for over 25 years, and we look forward to working with you on your next roofing project.

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