Debunking Common Asphalt Roofing Myths

While asphalt shingles are a durable, affordable option for most roofing needs, we still find homeowners that are hesitant to use them due to existing myths about their efficiency. To help you avoid falling for common misbeliefs, we’ve rounded up two key myths—and disproved them.

1. All asphalt shingles are created equal

As with any other roofing material, asphalt shingles vary in colouration, quality, and price. Additionally, they differ in design, with 3-tab, architectural, and luxury asphalt options available. With all of these things to consider, it’s best to consult a pro. At All Stars Roofing, we know which shingles will work best for varying projects, and can help you choose the most effective option for your needs.

2. Dark shingles will raise your energy bill

While darker shingles do attract and retain more heat than lighter ones, they will not cause your energy bill to skyrocket in the summer: their heat absorbency has no impact on your house’s ability to stay cool. If you are having this problem, it’s likely caused by improper attic ventilation.

When your attic is properly ventilated, any built-up heat will be effortlessly transferred outdoors. Conversely, poor ventilation will cause your home to heat up, meaning that your cooling system must work harder—and your energy costs will increase. If you have concerns about this, feel free to contact us for an expert opinion.

If you are considering asphalt roof installation or you already have an asphalt roof, it’s important that you have the facts before choosing this material or having repairs made. We’re here to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have!