Why Asphalt Shingles Are the Most Popular Roofing Option

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Michael Fortenberry

With an estimated 75% of all U.S. homes having asphalt shingle roofs, there is no contesting the fact that asphalt shingles are the country’s favorite for new roof construction or roof replacement. But why do most American homeowners prefer asphalt shingles? Your local roofing expert, Fortenberry Roofing Co., offers some insights regarding this.

Why Asphalt Shingles Are the Most Popular Roofing Option

Easy Installation

Asphalt shingles are easier to install than any other roofing material. Not everyone who calls themselves a “roofer” is actually a professional, but it’s true, asphalt shingles don’t require special tools or loads of training to install. Additionally, asphalt shingles can be installed individually. That said, there are roofers like us who have mastered the installation of asphalt shingles, so we also know that trusting beginners or fly-by-night “roofers” with your asphalt roof is not a good idea. We don’t encourage going the DIY route, either.


The classic asphalt shingle roof is one of the most inexpensive roofing materials on the market. Its affordability gives homeowners a great option without resorting to subpar products. Traditional three-tab asphalt shingles, for example, won’t break the bank even if you get them from a professional residential roofing contractor, which we highly encourage you to do.

Variety of Design

With an almost endless array of colors, patterns and styles to choose from, asphalt shingles can elevate any home's aesthetic value. Homeowners can customize their roof's design to either be discrete, vibrant, or anything in between, when they choose asphalt shingles. You can enjoy a classy look, or something a bit flashier to match your personal taste and style.

Easy to Repair and Replace

Asphalt shingles are easy to fix or replace if they become broken and won't require the removal of the entire roof. Asphalt shingles are inexpensive; we actually have a stockpile of different shingles ready to be installed if you call us regarding a few problem shingles on your roof.

Fortenberry Roofing Co. is your local residential roofing company. Call us with your questions regarding asphalt shingles. We offer premium roofing installation and repair. Get in touch with us at 1-806-385-6761. We help homeowners in Hereford and Anton, TX.

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