What is an Asphalt Shingle Roof?

Asphalt roofing is the most common type of roof used for homes today. In fact, more than 80% of homes have an asphalt roof. Asphalt roof systems are made out of asphalt shingles and other materials.

There are many benefits to homeowners choosing an asphalt roof over other roofing types. Among these are versatility, durability, and cost effectiveness. There are three major types of asphalt shingles. These include 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury shingles.

How Much Does Asphalt Roofing Cost?

As you do your research on a roof replacement, you likely are wondering how much you can expect to pay for a asphalt roof replacement. On average, it will cost you around $5.86 per square foot for a two-story home.

It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this is the average cost for an asphalt roof, and that it can vary depending on the size of your home or garage, and the type of asphalt shingle you’ve chosen. To actually determine the approximate cost for your home’s new roof, you will need to know what the square footage is. 

Asphalt Roof Garage

This will impact the overall price, including the amount of materials needed, time, and labor. If you haven’t already found out what your square footage is, please contact our team for details on measuring your square footage. We will provide you a FREE ESTIMATE. Or, you can read more here for everything you need to know about asphalt shingles.


How Long Will My Asphalt Roofing Last?

While asphalt roofs may not last as long as metal roofs, asphalt roofing has been improved upon in recent years. Assuming your roof has been properly installed and maintained every now and then, you should expect your roof to have a lifespan of around 25-30 years.


How Often Do I Need to Maintain My Asphalt Roof?

You will need to periodically look over your asphalt roof. It is good to check your roofing either once or twice a year. This is to ensure that you get the longest life out of your asphalt roofing.

While you are checking your roof, you can also take this time to clear your roof or gutter of any debris that may have collected. Debris can actually shorten your roof’s lifespan. Keep your roof in the best shape possible so that it will last two to three decades before it needs a replacement.


Benefits of Asphalt Roofing Over Other Shingle Types

So, why asphalt? Here are just some reasons why asphalt continues to be the most popular choice for homeowners:


  • Affordability – while asphalt roofing is affordable, it does not sacrifice on quality. This shingle type is manufactured with several layers of asphalt and fiberglass to improve durability. So while the cost is better when compared with metal roofs, you’re still getting a great roof that will hold up under many years of wear and tear.
Asphalt Roof - Aerial View
  • Fire Rating – Asphalt shingles have an increased fire rating to help resist flames from a house fire. Ideally, you will want to invest in Class A Fire Rated asphalt shingles, but Class B and Class C Fire Ratings are also available.
  • Lots of Color & Styles – The versatility of asphalt shingles allows homeowners to have virtually any type or style of roof they want. Shades of browns, grays, reds, blacks, blues, and more complement your home’s siding, patio, and overall landscape. Read more here about asphalt shingles 101 to choose the best styles and colors for your home.

If you’re uncertain of the exact asphalt roofing style you want, contact the ACS Roofing team today and we’ll be happy to help!

No matter if you need a complete roof replacement, or a brand new installation, you can rely on our GAF-certified team to do a great job with an eye for detail. Our professional roofing contractors serve the city of Appleton, and also other surrounding cities like Menasha, Kaukauna, Oshkosh, and Kimberly. Need an asphalt replacement? Give our team a call today for asphalt or other services by calling us at 920-216-2243.

Contact ACS Roofing

As professional roofers who have been serving the Fox Valley since 2003, we are committed to the utmost quality in our asphalt roofing services. We are GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractors. If you need a quote, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team of roofing contractors today.

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