Why Roof Shingles

If it’s time to install a new roof, the variety of options available can floor you. Asphalt shingles have long been known for their reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenance, making them the most popular roofing material on the market today.
Shingle roofs have a traditional look of their own, nowadays they’re being manufactured to mimic the look of slate, wood shakes, and tile.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material. They are available in a variety of colors and textures, are low-cost and provide a traditional aesthetic.
Fiberglass core or matting, an asphalt coating and a ceramic or stone granule surface give this material its durability. The granules protect the shingles from climate conditions and UV rays.
Standard three-tab are the most common type of shingle, but laminated and architectural asphalt shingles are gaining popularity as they become more widely available.

Asphalt shingles are best for:

  • Appearance
  • Affordability
  • Lower Labor Costs
  • DIYers
  • Uniformity with Neighborhood
  • One of the most visually appealing options because there are enough color and texture options to find the style that complements your home.
  • More likely to be consistent with other houses in the area.
  • Come in a variety of colors
  • Options available that look like wood, such as cedar shake, and slate.
  • Several options for weight, pattern and size.
  • Relatively easy to work with and install.
  • These products benefit from sealing because it protects them from weather, leaks and sun exposure.
  • Pros can apply a sealant upon installation and use it to fix leaks in the future.

Disadvantages of metal tin roofing

  • Strikes an agricultural tone and can look out of place in suburban areas.
  • No unique style options come at any point.
  • Prone to dents in hail storms
  • A full paint job or repainting is a significant endeavor, and painting a metal roof costs high
  • Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during a heavy rain or hailstorm.
  • Metal roofs paint can fade in time or may be susceptible to staining.
  • Corrosion. When you have a galvalume or galvanized steel metal roof, you run the risk of rust and corrosion