Why Asphalt Shingles are a Great Choice in Charlotte

When you're looking to replace a roof on a home in the Charlotte Metro area, you probably know that asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing solution.

They can be found on 70 to 80 percent of all homes in the United States.

There are a lot of reasons for this.

One of the main reasons for their popularity is due to their relatively low cost, ease of installation by a skilled crew, and their decent life expectancy.

Asphalt shingles use a fiberglass mesh base that is covered with asphalt, while the upward facing surface exposed to the elements is covered with granules that provide color and reflect some of the sunlight away from the roof.

Shingles made with fiberglass are lightweight and they resist tearing.

Some of the reasons to choose asphalt shingles in Charlotte include:

  • They look good on just about any home style in this area.
  • In general, they're the most affordable roofing solution.
  • You'll have a broad selection of colors and styles including three-tab as well as architectural shingles.
  • Depending on the weather in your area, you can also opt for high-wind shingles that are great for heavily wooded areas as well as areas where large hail is possible.

If you select asphalt shingles here are some areas where some caution is warranted:

  • Maximize the lifespan of your Charlotte asphalt shingles by selecting high quality shingles and avoid walking on them.
  • Keep your shingles free of moss and avoid applying too much water pressure on the shingles when cleaning your roof.
  • Be sure you have adquate attic insulation to that avoids trapping heat which could lead to the cupping or cracking of asphalt shingles.

When you're ready to repair or replace your Charlotte asphalt shingles, call High Top Roofing at 704-989-3189 or request a free estimate.

We'll help you pick the right shingle for your roof and offer you an extensive list of options to choose from.

Learn more about High Top Roofing or give us a call today!