Asphalt Shingles Roofing Services in Orange County, CA
What’s the perfect choice for roofing in Orange County? The great news is there in sunny Southern California, we have a wide range of choices that work in our warm and temperate climate.
One of the best choices from a value standpoint is asphalt shingles. They’re durable, energy efficient and sustainable. Because of this, it’s no surprise that asphalt shingles are one of the most popular choices that we sell and install.
A Durable and Wise Choice
Asphalt is known for being a rugged and dependable material. A person can safely walk on it, as long as they are careful, and not cause any damage. Other materials like concrete or clay are much more brittle.
When those Santa Ana or winter storm winds come, you can rest assured that as long as your roof was properly installed by professionals like Horizon, it will stay put no matter what.
Speaking of Santa Ana winds, most asphalt shingles meet the highest fire rating, class A. Orange county always faces the threat of wildfires, so anything you can do to reduce flammability is a huge plus.
Keeping Your Energy Costs Down
We love the sunshine here in Orange County, but we also love staying cool in our homes. Asphalt shingles can reflect the hot infra red rays of the sun. When you pair this with an energy efficient underlayment, you can reduce your need for air conditioning in the summer. On the coldest days, this energy efficient material also keeps warm air from escaping.
Asphalt shingles have a great lifespan. When it’s finally time for a new roof, the shingles are recyclable. This means less building material waste in our landfills. When these shingles are manufactured, any scrap is recycled as well, making it an environmentally efficient choice.
So Many Choices
Whether you are building new, remodeling or just getting a new roof, shingles allow you a huge range in expressing your unique style, and complementing the look of your community.
Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of colors. You’ll be amazed at the huge palette available to compliment the paint, trim and look of your house. Black, gray, wood tones, even greens and reds are all choices you have.
In addition, some shingles are available in complementary color patterns, giving the roof an even more natural and interesting look.
Shape: 3-Tab vs. Architectural
The most classic asphalt roof usually consists of the “3-tab” shingle. These lay very flat, and can be a great choice for mid century modern homes. They also tend to be less expensive, making them a great choice for homeowners on a tight budget who still want a high performing product.
Architectural shingles are thicker and have more texture in the way they are laid out. They tend to look more like cedar or wood shakes. These types of versatile shingles are becoming more popular all the time for their look, durability and value.
Modern asphalt shingles can last about 30 years, meaning they may be the last roof you ever need to install.
The key to maximizing the lifespan of your roof is in proper engineering of the supporting space and structure along with preventative maintenance.
Modern asphalt shingles can last about 30 years, meaning they may be the last roof you ever need to install. The key to maximizing the lifespan of your roof is in proper engineering of the supporting space and structure along with preventative maintenance.
Horizon Roofing: your Orange County Asphalt Shingle Experts
When we install a new asphalt roof, we take every step to make sure your shingles last for their full lifespan. This includes advising you on adequate attic ventilation and other steps you can take to keep your roofing in tip top shape.
When it comes to preventative maintenance, give our experts a call periodically to have a look at your roof to address minor issues, so they don’t turn into big ones.
Asphalt Shingles Case Study:
Asphalt shingles are an American invention first used in 1901 and in general use in parts of America by 1911. By 1939, 11 million squares of shingles were made and installed. In the past, 3-tab shingles were used and today “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles are becoming very popular.
The photo below shows a split level two story house with a slate asphalt shingles.
In the photo below you will see an asphalt shingle roof installed by Horizon Roofing. You will notice we have upgraded dual ridge caps on all roof peaks.