Choosing the Right Shingles for Your Roof

Your roof matters, it’s more than just a covering over your head. It protects the structure and interior of the house from weather. It is also an important part of the beauty of your home. It’s easy to see why choosing the right shingles matters.  

Your roofing choice should be based on your personal style, the durability of the materials, and where you live.   

Asphalt Shingles

The most common type of shingle is the asphalt shingle. These are a combination of asphalt and fiberglass. Once the shingle is formed, it is topped with a granulated material.  Asphalt shingles are the most affordable and come in various styles and colors. However, asphalt shingles are less durable and must be replaced more often than other options. Asphalt shingles typically have the shortest warranty. 

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are also asphalt-based shingles. But they have an extra dimension from a second layer of coverage. Architectural shingles have a distinct appearance when compared to typical asphalt shingles. Architectural shingles hold up to severe weather better than asphalt shingles. This makes them ideal for hurricane zones.  These shingles have a higher initial cost but a longer life span. Architectural shingles have a longer warranty than asphalt shingles.

Wood Shakes

Wood shakes are very durable. They give your home a distinct charm that asphalt shingles lack. While they are beautiful and durable, wood shakes are more expensive due to needing treatment to prevent moisture damage and mildew. Many homeowners consider the added resell value as an offset to the higher upfront expense of wood shakes. If you keep the wood treated, wood shakes will last many years.

Metal Roofing

Meal roofs are quickly becoming a popular roof option. These roofs last for generations, making the upfront expense more affordable. You can choose from copper, zinc, or steel with a color other than black. Metal roofs are more energy-efficient than other roof options. Metal roof warranties vary and depend on the type of metal and the installer. However, the warranty is longer than that of other materials.

Contact us today to schedule a free estimate from certified roofing professionals in your area. We will review the best options available for your area, weather, and budget. We will also help you with installation options and determine the best route to installing or replacing your roof.

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