There are a variety of options to choose between when it comes to requiring a roof replacement, however, nearly three-quarters of the United States has chosen to use asphalt shingles as their preferred material. Why? They’re durable, affordable and come in nearly any cut, style, color and depth you can image. To put it simply, asphalt shingles can perfectly match your home exactly how you’d like.

If you think you’ve had too many roof repairs and it’s time to schedule a roof replacement, Ace Roofing is your premier choice and so are asphalt shingles. Living in Charlotte, we’re used to getting all kinds of weather, some of which is bitter cold. If you’re curious as to how well asphalt shingles would hold up on your roof during radical temperature swings, keep reading. We want you to feel confident with your roofing material choice, whether it’s to decide on asphalt or not.

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Did you know that cold weather can affect asphalt shingles?

A home that’s located in a cooler climate that faces driving precipitation, extreme cold, high winds, snow and dreaded ice is one that needs to be able to handle all of the extreme conditions to keep your home protected as best as possible all throughout the winter months.

The good news? Asphalt shingles are highly suitable for colder environments, such as in Charlotte. We know; we probably should have lead with that, but we had to keep you guessing.

Moreover, asphalt shingles are tough. Although they are likely to harden or stiffen during cold temperature drops, they will very rarely become damaged due to extreme cold itself. With asphalt shingles, the main concern you need to worry about is the ice and driving precipitation.

The higher the quality of asphalt shingles, the better the protection and strength.

We’re sure you’ve heard of the saying, “you get what you pay for.” This is true when considering what quality of asphalt shingles you decide to purchase for your roof replacement. Typically, an asphalt shingle that’s described as a “middle of the pack” type of quality will be able to withstand wind and freezing temperatures. If you’re looking to have the best protection against the cold Old Man Winter brings, a shingle that’s thicker, such as a triple laminate or a shingle with a high-wind rating, should be exactly what you’re looking for.

Sometimes asphalt shingles can use a little extra support.

Unfortunately, asphalt shingles will do much better in colder environments if your entire roofing system is properly ventilated with ridge vents that are specifically built for cold-weather environments. Keep in mind, there are other options too, including water and ice underlayment to reduce the chances of springing a winter leak!

Are asphalt shingles the right choice for you?

If you aren’t sure whether asphalt shingles are the proper choice for your home, it’s time you convene with the roof repair and replacement experts here in Charlotte. At Ace Roofing, we can provide you with the knowledge, repairs and replacement you need. Contact us online today to schedule a FREE roof inspection and read more about our residential roofing services available.