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Asphalt Shingle Roofing in MAUI

Maui Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt Shingle Roofing in Maui

Roofing companies on Maui install a lot asphalt shingle roofs and they remain one of the most common types of roofs in Hawaii.

An asphalt shingle is a type of roofing shingle that uses bitumen asphalt for its waterproofing properties.  They are one of the most popular types of Maui roofs because installation is easy, there are a large variety colors and patterns, and quality/cost of materials range from very low to very high.

PROS of asphalt shingle roofs:

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Wide range of colors and patterns
  • Good protection against the elements
  • Options for all budgets, especially low budget options

CONS of asphalt shingle roofs:

  • Vulnerable to wind damage
  • Vulnerable to organic growth
  • Low-quality materials degrade fast
  • UV light degrades asphalt over time
  • Adequate attic ventilation sometimes required

AL Roofing proudly uses materials from the following asphalt shingle manufacturers: Certainteed & Malarkey

Asphalt shingles are available in two traditional types:  dimensional shingles and 3-tab shingles.  3-tab shingles are more economical, use less material, are thinner, but do not last as long as dimensional shingles.  Dimensional shingles are better quality, thicker, stronger, last longer, offer a large variety of architectural patterns and colors, and are more expensive than 3-tab shingles.  The 3-tab shingles usually last about 15 years and dimensional shingles usually last about 30 years.  

If an asphalt shingle is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty and fails while under warranty, manufacturer’s will handle the warranty claim on a prorated basis.  Asphalt shingles have been engineered to provide a variety of qualities to defend your home against strong winds, rain, fires, and UV damage from the sun.  Shingles will last longer in environments where the weather is consistent and temperatures are stable, as thermal shock continuously wears out the asphalt with repeated thermal expansions and contractions.  Moss, algae, mildew, grass, weeds, and anything else growing on the asphalt shingles will eventually contribute to the deterioration of the asphalt.  High-quality asphalt shingles have copper elements to help inhibit the growth of foreign materials.  Your roof should be inspected and cleaned often so as to not allow visible amounts of organic growth.

Maui roofing projects using asphalt shingles on a new roof installation should always use the highest quality roofing materials your budget can afford. Roofing costs are twofold: labor and materials.  You are always going to benefit from roofing services that install high-quality roofing materials once rather than hiring a roofing company to come back and repair roofing damages and fix any damage inside of your home.

A new roof replacement or new roof installation is an investment to protect your structure.  Unfortunately, a roof is one of those things that are critically important to the health of your structure, is a significant cost, and gets no admiration or credit. Compare your new roof to your new deck and see which one gets more compliments.

Like some homeowners, maybe you currently have an existing asphalt shingle roof that needs a re-roof and you’re thinking of upgrading the materials used on your next project, to more durable, longer-lasting materials such as monier tile roofing, aluminum metal roofing, or silicone roof coating. We encourage homeowners to see this as an investment and to use the highest quality materials possible, rather than materials that require ongoing maintenance and inevitable replacements within 1-2 decades. 

Many homeowners in Maui decide to upgrade from their asphalt shingle roofs to another material because traditional asphalt shingle roofs can absorb a lot of the sun’s energy which will keep the building’s indoor temperature uncomfortable warm.  Cool roofs, on the other hand, reflect up to 90% of the sun’s energy, cutting electricity costs and keeping the building cool. Tile and metal roofing in Hawaii are some of the longest-lasting, most durable options for sloped roofs. Metal roofing can handle wind storms much better than shingle roofs. Aluminum standing seam roofs are also ideal for those who would like to use solar energy and are concerned about a leaking roof after getting solar panels installed.

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