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The Recommended Asphalt Shingle Roofing Specialists in Eastern PA
Asphalt shingles continue to be the most popular roofing material across the country. Modern engineering techniques offer lots of choices to fit a variety of roofing needs. You can even find asphalt shingles that mimic the appearance of more expensive roofing types, like wood shake or slate roofing.
River Run Roofing is the Eastern PA roofing contractor you can count on. As a GAF-certified roofing company, our customers are able to choose from some of the most innovative roofing products available. GAF Shingles are available in several colors and styles, making it easy to complement your home exterior. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed by all the choices of shingle materials, though! Our experienced team can help you choose the perfect color, type, and texture of shingle for your home.
Call us today at (717) 945-4545 to schedule a free consultation. We’re excited to tell you more about our asphalt roof services and your options.
Brands We Work With
Our team at River Run Roofing is dedicated to providing the best and most innovative products that can be found. In order to do so, we are a GAF-certified roofer and a preferred contractor with Conklin Company. We stay up-to-date with the latest technologies so that you get a long-lasting roof that will stand the test of time. These certifications also allow us to give you the best warranties on the market, as well as the confidence that your roof will be done right.
Types of Asphalt Shingle Roofs We Install
There are three types of asphalt shingles to consider: three-tab asphalt shingles, architectural, and specialty asphalt shingles.
Three-tab Asphalt Shingles
Three-tab shingles are the most common type of asphalt shingles. Each piece is cut out to look like three separate pieces. Lasting up to 20 years, this affordable and lightweight option makes a great choice for a new roof.
Architectural Asphalt Shingles
You will find more color and style options with architectural asphalt shingles, which will offer a little more dimension to your roof’s appearance. In addition to boosting your curb appeal, these shingles are also more durable than three-tab shingles and can last up to 50 years.
Specialty Asphalt Shingles
Specialty or luxury asphalt shingles are created to look like high-end cedar or slate roofing. Whether you’re trying to match your home’s architecture or simply upgrade your curb appeal, these shingles will make your look beautifully unique. And the best part is they cost a fraction of the actual shingles they’re trying to mimic!
The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Your roof makes up as much as half of your home’s exterior, so choosing the right material may feel a bit overwhelming! We want to make sure you feel confident in your new roof and are happy to help answer any questions you may have. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you consider asphalt shingles for your home.
Why Homeowners Love Asphalt Shingles
Affordability: Asphalt shingle roofs are a no-brainer for homeowners who need a reliable roof and have a limited budget. Paired with our flexible financing options, you can get a quality roof that doesn’t break the bank.
Color Variety: There is a wide spectrum of colors and styles to choose from. You can even find asphalt shingles that look like other high-end materials.
Simple Installation: Roofers love how easy it is to install asphalt shingle roofs, and customers love how they can have a brand new roof built in just one to two days. And with proper maintenance, you can expect your roof to last at least 20 years.
Concerns About Asphalt Shingles
Lowest lifespan: Even though asphalt shingles can last up to 20 or more years, they actually have the shortest service life compared to other roofing materials.
Not environmentally friendly: Asphalt shingles cannot be recycled at the end of their service life, so they end up contributing to landfills more than other roofing types.
Shingle Roof FAQs
What are the benefits of asphalt shingle roofs?
Can you install a new asphalt roof over my existing roof?
Most building codes limit how many layers of roof you can install on your home. Our skilled technicians would be happy to inspect your home and recommend the best options to ensure that you get the most life out of your new roof.
How long do asphalt shingles last?
Like anything in the outdoors, it depends on the average weather and climate of where you live. In the overall Southeast PA region, we see shingles last typically between 25 and 40 years.
How do you clean asphalt shingles?
We do not recommend power or pressure washing shingle roofs! Instead, you can buy specific shingle cleaning products that can be sprayed on safely and then washed off.
What are the disadvantages of asphalt shingles?
Nothing is perfect, and asphalt shingles do have their negatives like anything else. Here are the main 3 we find:
- Their life expectancy isn’t as long as slate or metal
- They are more easily damaged by strong winds or storms
- If you live in a wooded area, then mildew can sometimes be a problem
How long does it take River Run Roofing to install asphalt shingles?
It depends on the size of your roof, the number of gables or dormers you have, as well as if we need to do a tear-off. For the average mid-sized home, however, it typically takes 1 day, but it can take up to 5 days if you have a larger or more complicated roof layout.
What is River Run Roofing’s process for giving a quote on asphalt shingles?
We try to make it as stress-free and easy as possible! Here is the general process:
- Call our office to book your on-site appointment
- We visit your job site to view your roof and determine the best solution
- We provide you with a quote for the roof project
- After the down payment is received, we schedule your job
- We take care of installing your new asphalt shingle roof!