Asphalt Shingle Roofing

The Premier Asphalt Shingle Roofers in Bradenton, FL

Roofs for Life, Asphalt Shingles

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, Roofs for Life, Inc is committed to providing our Bradenton community with only the best in asphalt shingle roofing. We’ll assist you every step of the way, and our top-rated roofers 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 specialists 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 Roofs for Life, Inc, 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.

Also, asphalt shingle roof repair is relatively simple since you can install new shingles on top of existing shingles, assuming that there aren’t more than two layers underneath already and that the roof deck is in decent condition. However, in general, asphalt shingle roofing lasts up to 20 years.

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.

Ready to have your new asphalt shingle roofing installed? Looking for a metal roofing instead?Call us today for a free consultation and see for yourself why our company is one of the top rated ones in Bradenton.

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5711 New Paris Way, Ellenton

5.0 56 reviews

  • Avatar Constance Horn ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We just had Roofs For Life replace our roof and could not be more pleased. They offered a variety of high quality options at a competitive price. Workers were efficient and professional, completing all work in 2 days. We highly recommend … More Roofs For Life.
  • Avatar Robert Jordan ★★★★★ in the last week
    I called Roofs For Life, Inc. yesterday after hurricane Ian left the area. I had several roof panels loose or blown off. Called their office yesterday morning, and Ed came out later in the day. Ed secured the loose panels, and removed the … More damaged ones. Ed will return once the new panels arrive and repair the damage. Their response, and service is outstanding! If you need roof repair or a complete roof replacement, contact Roofs For Life, Inc! You won’t be disappointed! 5+ stars!
  • Avatar Eric Van Zytveld ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    They did a great job installing our roof. Both removing the shingles and installing the new roof went quickly. They were also on the lookout for issues on our roof that would have cost us dearly later on and saved us thousands in future … More repairs. I would use them again.
  • Avatar Matt Bradfield ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    When deciding to put a roof on our home we started by getting quotes from multiple companies. Teagan the salesperson was very helpful and punctual which seems like all salespeople would be but it was definitely not true in this case (one … More didn't even show up). They started on the roof about 10 days after signing the contract. It took about a day and a half to complete and the workers kept the place spotless. I had a concern that I saw on the roof a couple days after they finished and one of the owners "Glen" came out himself to see it and facetimed me to go over what I was seeing. About a week later we had our first rain after the new roof was complete and our back porch was leaking which turned out not to be part of the initial roof quote. Once again another owner "Ed" came out on a Saturday to see the issue and on Wednesday morning was back and fixing the back porch transition that was leaking. I know this review is long winded but I needed to explain why I think that Roofs For Life is an exceptional choice if your in need of a new roof. Thanks again RFL for the incredible service.
  • Avatar Amanda R ★★★★★ a month ago
    Awesome service. Job well done in less than 2 days. They worked with us on when we needed it scheduled. They emailed us a detailed itemized list of what everything cost before we signed the contract. No surprise fees. Very professional … More
  • Avatar Phillip Dubovoy ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ed and his crew are the best they real cared about my roof and family.
  • Avatar Tom Murray ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Ed is great came out looked gave me an honest fair estimate. Will definitely use him when the time comes
  • Avatar David Kubilius ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    new roof has only been been there for four days very pleased with the work and treatment of the company
  • Avatar Bryan Proshka ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Great service at a great price. Also professional, prompt andhonest service. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs to repair or replace their roof.

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