Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common roofing material used in North America. Unfortunately installing asphalt shingles is a short-term roofing solution. Due to the downward spiral of the quality of asphalt roofing materials over the last two decades, homeowners are repairing and replacing their roofs more often than ever before. Although the price may seem attractive to many North Carolina homeowners, asphalt roofing quickly loses value and is a poor investment over the long-term.
Roof shingles today have fallen in quality due to the reduction of the oil (asphalt) content that roofing manufacturers are using. To save money, these companies are replacing petroleum products with fillers and binders. Simply stated, the lower the asphalt content, the poorer the quality of the shingles. Modern day asphalt shingles are susceptible to premature deterioration and may often cup, curl, and shed granules in as little as a year after installation.