The Advantages of Asphalt Roof Shingles

If you are coming up with a roofing project, consider the following asphalt roof shingles advantages.

Asphalt Roof Shingles Advantages


One of the asphalt roof shingles advantages is affordability. Asphalt Roof Shingles cost considerably less compared to other roofing materials. Plus, because it is easy to install, it saves time and consequentially, saves labor cost.

Energy Efficient

The complete asphalt roof shingles system lowers the need for heating and cooling, thus minimizing expenses.

Wide Array of Colours

IKO Asphalt Roof Shingles come in an array of colors to complement your over-all color scheme.


The lighter weight and high bracing factor of the asphalt shingle roofing system makes for a lighter but stronger frame. The shingle system weighs 18kg/m2 (asphalt shingle, felt underlay and plywood) as opposed to 54kg m2 for concrete tiles and 58kg m2 Terracotta.


IKO Roof Shingles can withstand varying weather conditions. It can withstand up to 177 km/hr winds and also resist severe exposure to fire thus its class A Fire Rating.

Allows Flexibility

Because of the flexible material of asphalt roof shingles, it makes it easy to use for curved and organic roof planes.


Unlike some roofing options, asphalt shingles provide a totally rust-free solution.

Asphalt Roof Shingles AdvantagesLow Maintenance

Aside from being low maintenance, it can also be easily repaired if damaged.

Great Re-roofing Option

Because it is lightweight and cost-competitive, it is a great option when replacing roofs as it will not require huge structural reinforcementsĀ  and will be easier on the budget when renovating.


The use of plywood substrate enhances the soundproofing qualities of asphalt shingles.

Track Record

In the US, asphalt roof shingles make up for 70-80% of American homes.


Asphalt roof shingles have long warranties – from 20-40 years.

Your Next Roofing Project

This list of asphalt roof shingles advantages thus makes it worth considering for your next roofing project, whether it be your home, a gazebo, pergola, patio, carport, or re-roofing your home. Contact us today

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