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Asphalt Shingle Roofing

The Premier Asphalt Shingle Roofers in Salem, OR

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Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common and most affordable option available, making it an excellent choice for a sturdy, reliable roof. However, what you may not know is that there are a variety of options within the asphalt category to choose from, so you will have further decisions to make; from choosing between asphalt roofing companies to picking the perfect color shingles for your home.

As your local asphalt roofers, Jensen Exteriors is committed to providing our Salem community with only the best in asphalt shingle roofing. We’ll assist you every step of the way, and our top-rated crews are sure to do excellent work. Using quality materials and settling for nothing less than exceptional quality, we’re confident you’ll be thrilled with your new roof.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert roofers to learn more about our asphalt roofing services.

Types of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

There are three types of asphalt shingles to consider: three-tab asphalt shingles, architectural asphalt shingles, and premium asphalt shingles.

  • Three-tab Asphalt Shingles: These are the most common type, classified by their cutouts which make them look like three separate pieces. They’re affordable, lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 20 years.
  • Architectural Asphalt Shingles: Laminated with an additional asphalt layer and bonded with asphalt sealant, they have a more defined, structural look and are more durable and waterproof than three-tab asphalt shingles. They’re also energy efficient while notably increasing the value of your home and they can last up to 50 years.
  • Premium Asphalt Shingles: As the name suggests, these are luxury versions of asphalt shingle roofing. Created to emulate high-end cedar or slate roofing, they’re still about ten times cheaper.

In addition to these three types, there are also different materials that your shingles could be made of:

  • Fiberglass Shingles: Made with a combination of woven fiberglass as the base, asphalt coating, and ceramic granules on top, these materials create a waterproof and UV-protectant shingle while also being extremely lightweight and thin due to its lower amounts of asphalt.
  • Organic Mat-based Shingles: This kind of asphalt shingle roofing has a recycled felt paper layer for its base. They’ll be heavier, thicker, and slightly more expensive than fiberglass shingles but they’re also more rugged and flexible. Downsides include being less fire resistant and susceptible to warping.

Call us today for a free consultation with one of our skilled asphalt roofing experts to help you decide which type of roofing is best for your home.

The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

When making your decision about the type of roofing you prefer, there will be pros and cons with any choice, and it’s best to know what to expect with each roofing type.

Pros

Starting with the pros, asphalt shingle roofing is the most popular style, often due to its affordability. In conjunction with the financing options that we have at Jensen Exteriors, it’s a no-brainer for homeowners on a budget. With proper installation and maintenance, a quality roof doesn’t have to break the bank.

It comes in a wide variety of colors as well, ranging from neutrals like shades of grey and brown to more statement colors like blue and polychromatic hues. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can even choose asphalt shingle roofing that emulates wood or slates. It’ll be more expensive but still more affordable than natural wood, for example.

Cons

Now, let’s talk about some negatives. First, asphalt shingle roofing is not very environmentally friendly. It is not recyclable without releasing potentially harmful emissions, and because it won’t last as long as some other roofing types, asphalt shingle roofing contributes to quite a lot of waste.

Additionally, they’re not great for every type of climate. Intense temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as extreme weather conditions, can cause cracks and warping of some asphalt shingle types. Depending on which area you live, you could need an asphalt roof replacement sooner than you think. You can also opt for metal roofs since they last longer.   

Ready to have your new asphalt shingle roofing installed? Call us today for a free consultation and see for yourself why our company is one of the highest rated roofing specialists in Salem.

     
Jensen Exteriors is rated 4.7 out of 5 based on approximately 72 reviews from around the Web.
2020-06-01
     
They were great to work with!
2020-05-08
     
The crew painted the siding to match and touched everything up very nice. We can’t say enough good about Jensen Exteriors.
2020-03-04
     
The entire process was positive and professionally done. I would highly recommend Jensen for your home improvement needs.

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