Choosing Asphalt Shingles for your Ohio Roof

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One of the most popular options for new shingles or shingle replacement is the asphalt shingle. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), asphalt shingles comprise nearly 80 percent of replacement or new roofing.

The popularity of asphalt shingles stems from its affordability, flexibility, and numerous options of sizes and colors. When choosing asphalt shingles for your roofing, think about the quality, color, and style that you want and can afford.

Quality and Durability

Choose a high-quality, durable asphalt shingle that can maintain a long lifespan and withstand perilous weather conditions, helping you avoid Ohio storm damage and wind damage. Look for high-quality shingles with a comprehensive, lengthy warranty. Ask a reputable Dayton, Ohio roofer, such as Van Martin Roofing, about your best options for quality, long-lasting asphalt shingles.


When choosing a shingle color, remember that the color of your roof ties the exterior of your home together. Do some research, examining color choices of other homes to determine your preference.  Also, consult an experienced roofing contractor for advice. Keep in mind that your homeowner’s association or other community group may have regulations concerning allowable color schemes.


Choose a shingle style that fits your budget and that provides the style you’re looking for. Large format shingles are the most economical choice, allowing your roofing contractor to cover more area in less time. However, laminate or strip roof shingles can add dimension or texture, giving your home a more custom look.

For assistance with shingle replacement or shingle repair for Dayton and surrounding areas, such as Centerville, Oakwood, and Springboro, contact Van Martin Roofing at 937-222-7855 or through the Van Martin website. Van Martin Roofing is a trusted, locally owned roofing contractor with the expertise and experience to handle all of your roofing needs.