Different Types of Roofing Shingles

When choosing a roof for your home, it is important to carefully consider what material you should choose. The type of material you should use can depend on expense, style, size, color, and other factors. Here is some information on different materials for your roof.

Asphalt shingles are among the most common and inexpensive shingles you can choose. Asphalt shingles run about $100 to $150 per shingle on average. Depending on several factors like size and shape, it could cost from $1700 to about $8400 to install on your roof. There are several variations for asphalt shingles including size, colors, and styles. Many of the asphalt shingles are approved by Energy Star, meaning you could save money on your energy bills. Cons of these shingles include that they are not ideal for areas where temperature fluctuates on a regular basis. Since asphalt shingles are made of weaker material, they are more likely to crack than other materials available. They should only be used on roofs that have steep slopes. Some popular styles and colors include weathered wood, slate, charcoal, and barkwood.

The next shingle we will discuss is fiberglass shingles. This is another popular type of material to roof your home with. These shingles tend to cost $3800 to $8000 to install. While this is more expensive than regular asphalt shingles, they are still more inexpensive than the majority of other materials and there are many more benefits to fiberglass. Some of these benefits include that they are more durable, lightweight, and have a longer warranty. Along with this, fiberglass shingles have a waterproof coating. This is achieved by wet fiberglass is layered together, and glued together with strong urea-formaldehyde adhesive. After this, it is coated with asphalt and filled with small minerals to make the material completely airtight. Fiberglass is also resistant to fiber and UV rays resistant.

Tile shingles are another option. These tend to more expensive at $300 to $700 per shingle. Since these tiles are heavy among other complications, it will cost from $10K to $14K to install these on your roof. These shingles are extremely attractive and popular. They can be molded to many shapes, and tend to come in lighter shades, keeping your home cooler. These tiles tend to look best on Spanish or Mediterranean looking homes, but are good options for other stylish homes. Plus, these tiles often last around eighty years! However, these shingles are among the very most expensive, and you must be careful to check the structure of your home to see if it is fit to hold such heavy materials. This should always be checked by an experienced and reputable roofing contracting. Leaks, small cracks, holes, cracked and broken tiles are some of the more common issues with tile roofs, but these issues can be fixed with roofing plastic cement or a simple replacement of the tiles.

These are just a few of many options for materials to roof your home with. All are good shingles; what matters is that it is the ideal shingle type for your area and your roof.