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Popular Reasons Why Ohio Homeowners Love Asphalt Shingles

Did you know that asphalt roofing shingles protect nearly 80% of all homes in the United States? It’s not an exaggeration to say this roofing material is the favorite among homeowners by a landslide—and homeowners in Dayton, Ohio, are no exception!

We understand that weather performance, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness are all essential features you look for in a roofing system. Asphalt roofing shingles check all these boxes (and more!), which makes them an ideal roofing material for Ohio homes.

Reasons Ohio Homeowners Count on Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Keep reading to discover the many attractive reasons why asphalt roofing shingles have been Ohio’s #1 roofing material for decades.

1. Lightweight

Asphalt roofing shingles are lightweight, so they can be used on almost any type of roof—regardless of its size, slope, and complexity. Plus, many heavier materials, like barrel roofing tiles or slate tiles, require extra structural support, increasing the time, skill, and budget needed for your roof replacement.

2. Versatile

If you’re looking for a roofing material that offers unlimited customizability, you’ll love asphalt roofing shingles. This roofing material comes in various colors, styles, and designs that mimic other roofing materials, like cedar and slate, to match your home’s current style.

Plus, if you live in a Cape Cod, Colonial, or Craftsman house—you’re in luck. These charming home styles are trendy in Dayton, Ohio, and they’re also the perfect match for asphalt roofing shingles.

3. Cost-Effective

There’s no denying that asphalt roofing shingles are the most budget-friendly roofing material on the market. While this popular material doesn’t cost much upfront, it still offers the same durability, beauty, and longevity as many more expensive roofing materials.

Plus, unlike many popular trends, asphalt roofing shingles are a classic look that will never go out of style. You can be confident this investment will boost your home’s curb appeal and, therefore, the resale value of your home.

4. Eco-Friendly

Many homeowners assume that because asphalt roofing shingles are made from asphalt, a byproduct of crude oil, they're not good for the environment—but that's not true!

Many modern asphalt roofing shingles are made from recycled materials, like tires and plastic bags. And at the end of its lifespan, your asphalt roofing system can be recycled and used for asphalt-based products, like blacktop, driveways, bike paths, and more. In fact, many states now require manufacturers to use a small percentage of recycled roofing materials in all pavement surfaces.

5. Energy-Efficient

Asphalt roofing shingles reflect the sun’s damaging rays and absorb less heat than many other roofing materials. Because of this, the surface of your roof stays cooler and, in turn, keeps your home’s temperature better regulated. When your home is well insulated, your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home, which can significantly reduce your energy expenses and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

You can save hundreds of dollars on your utility bills yearly by installing new, energy-efficient asphalt roofing. Keep in mind—light colors are better at reflecting heat, so if you want to enjoy significant energy savings, choose a lighter shade for your roof.

6. Durable

Ohio experiences its fair share of storms, so it's important to choose a roofing material that can hold its own regardless of the elements that come—whether they be rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, or humidity. Fortunately, modern asphalt roofing shingles are designed to withstand nearly every weather condition, including wind-driven rain, hail impact, and even fire, while keeping your home safe, warm, and dry.

Plus, many roofing manufacturers, like our preferred brand—Owens Corning®—offer long-lasting warranties to ensure that your roof will be taken care of in the unlikely event of storm damage.

7. Easy Installation

Asphalt roofing shingles are quick, easy, and straightforward to install, which offers many advantages for you, the homeowner. Many asphalt roofs only take a day or two to install, so you won't have to stress about living in a construction zone for months at a time.

Additionally, asphalt shingles don't take long to install, so the labor costs are significantly lower. And since this roofing material is so popular, it's easier to find contractors trained and certified to install it, like American Way Exteriors.

8. Longevity

Since asphalt roofing shingles are so durable, when they’re properly maintained and cared for, they can last up to 30 years. Plus, asphalt roofing shingles are widely available, meaning that even if your asphalt roof needs to be repaired, it’s usually less expensive to fix than a roofing system covered with more costly materials that are harder to find.

Asphalt shingles are also easy to maintain and aren’t prone to developing mold, mildew, algae, and rot, like roofing systems made with natural materials. You’ll love the easy upkeep and long-lasting performance of this popular product!

Transform Your Home with Asphalt Roofing Shingles from American Way Exteriors  

It’s easy to see why asphalt roofing shingles are such a popular roofing material in Ohio. They’re durable, affordable, beautiful, and long-lasting. What more could you ask for?

If you’d like to replace your old, outdated roofing system to enjoy all the benefits of asphalt roofing shingles, contact our team at American Way Exteriors. We will protect your warranty by going above and beyond the manufacturer’s guidelines and installing products that last to give you the long-lasting results you desire from your roof replacement.

Learn more about our asphalt roofing services, and when you’re ready to get started, contact our team to schedule your consultation!

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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