Has your roof seen better days? Harsh storms common to the Carmel area can damage your roof over time, leading to frustration about your roof’s appearance and stress about its reliability.
If you are ready to be proud of your home again, it’s time to invest in asphalt shingles. Homeowners love that asphalt shingles are long-lasting and can withstand hail, storm, and water damages that are typical for Indiana homes. Not only are asphalt shingles durable, but they offer homeowners with dozens of color and style options to choose from at a budget-friendly cost.
Learn all about why you should invest in asphalt shingles for your Indiana home—the most popular roofing material in America!
What Are Asphalt Shingles?
Contrary to what you might think, asphalt shingles are not made entirely of asphalt. Instead, they are made from a backing material covered with asphalt and topped with ceramic granules.
Homeowners can choose from two types of backing material for their asphalt shingles—either organic or composite.
- Organic asphalt shingles—also known as traditional asphalt shingles—are made with cellulose from recycled paper. Organic shingles tend to be heavier and more challenging to install than composite shingles, but once installed, the extra weight makes them extremely durable, wind-resistant, and long-lasting.
- Composite asphalt shingles are made from fiberglass. Composite shingles are lightweight, easy to install and offer incredible energy-efficiency and fire resistance. However, they aren’t as suitable for cold climates as organic shingles.
After choosing a backing material, choose from two style options for your asphalt shingles—three-tab and architectural shingles.
- Three-tab shingles are designed to look like three individual shingles but are installed in one piece. This popular design makes three-tab shingles affordable and easy to install.
- Architectural shingles are designed with an additional layer of asphalt to make each shingle bulkier to mimic wood or slate roofing options with ease.
Benefits of Asphalt Shingles
No matter which asphalt shingle material or style you choose, your asphalt shingles will provide you with the following benefits:
- Affordable—Built with low-cost materials and designed to last for 15-30 years, asphalt shingles are the most economical roofing shingle on the market.
- Durable—Asphalt shingles are strong enough to withstand wind, hail, or other storm conditions common to Carmel, Indiana, year after year.
- Waterproof—Asphalt shingles prevent rain or hail storms from causing water damage to your home’s interior.
- Fire-Resistant—Asphalt shingles have a Class A fire rating and will prevent fires from spreading.
- Customizable—Asphalt shingles are offered in an array of color and style options so that you can find the perfect match for your home’s exterior.
- Low maintenance—Enjoy easy maintenance with asphalt shingles that are built to last and easy to repair.
Trusted Brands for Asphalt Shingles
Once you are ready to invest in durable and attractive asphalt shingles, it’s imperative to choose a roofing company that you trust to provide quality roofing products. We are proud to recommend and install reliable, long-lasting products from the following roofing brands:
Malarkey Roofing Products
Malarkey Roofing Products is a family-owned roofing manufacturing facility that has been producing high-performance, sustainable roofing shingles for over 60 years.
Malarkey products add curb appeal and premium durability to your home and offer an excellent limited lifetime warranty. Malarkey offers Designer Shingles, Laminated Architectural Shingles, and 3-Tab Shingles for residential roofing.
Owens Corning offers homeowners an upscale, premium look for their roof replacement at a budget-friendly price. Homeowners love Owens Corning Duration shingles for their exceptional wind-resistance and rich color options.
GAF Roofing Products
GAF Roofing is the leading roof manufacturer in North America—1 in 4 homes in the United States are protected with a GAF roof. GAF Roofing is known for durable and reliable roofing shingles that offer homeowners with excellent value.
Call JD Hostetter for Reliable Roof Replacement with Asphalt Shingles
Are you ready to enjoy all the fantastic benefits and incredible value that asphalt shingles have to offer? With so many brands and styles to choose from, there is no doubt you will find the ideal asphalt shingles to achieve the perfect look for your home.
When it’s time for a roof replacement for your Carmel, IN home, we understand that you want to choose a contractor who will complete your project efficiently and treat your home with exceptional care.
For over 15 years, JD Hostetter has provided hundreds of satisfied Indiana homeowners with professional installation of quality roofing products. Our main commitment is that you are delighted with your roof replacement—no matter what it takes.
Don’t wait any longer to enjoy the value of a long-lasting asphalt roof. Contact us for a free estimate to start your roof replacement process today!