Roofing is something that every building in the country has. Roofing is meant to protect us from harsh weather, harmful sunlight and falling debris. Because of this, roofing is essential. While there are several options of roofing to choose from, one of the most common roofing types is shingle. Shingle roofs are classic looking and they do a great job at funneling water off of the roof, and in to gutters, where it is drained away from the house. We can shingle your roof with a variety of shingle types, which can fit in to whatever budget you have to work with.
Benefits of Shingles
Shingles are always used for roofs with pitch to them. Flat roofing doesn’t require shingles, as this type of roofing doesn’t drain in the same way. However, if your roof is pitched, shingles are one of the best types of roofing you can install. Shingles are applied in rows, which gives layers of protection to your home. Shingles are also designed in a way that makes the draining of rain water incredibly effective. Lastly, shingles are easily replaceable, as they are individual pieces which can be removed, if damaged, and then replaced with a new piece.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most commonly used shingle types in the country. One of the major reasons for this, is that asphalt shingles are cost effective. They are also very easy to install. Beyond these reasons, asphalt shingles are also extremely durable. Another cool thing about asphalt shingles is that they come in a variety of colors and finishes; to match whatever style your home may be. This shingle type holds up well in almost all weather conditions and does an especially great job at waterproofing. We can also treat these shingles to help to fight build up from growing.
Another extremely popular shingle type is ceramic shingles. Ceramic shingles are better than other shingle types, in nearly every way, with the trade off being that ceramic shingles are a bit more expensive. Another great trade off though, is that ceramic shingles can last for over fifty years. Like asphalt shingles, ceramic shingles are durable, but they are also fireproof. These types of shingles are most commonly used in Spanish, or Mediterranean styles of homes. One of the drawbacks of this shingle type is that they are more prone to erosion from strong winds.
Wood Shake/Cedar Shingles
Wood Shake, or Cedar, shingles are the most cost effective way to have a beautiful roof. These shingle types have the added benefit of being completely green friendly, as they are made of natural wood, which is biodegradable. These shingles hold up well under nearly all weather conditions but are more prone to fires, so they can be treated with a special sealant to help with fire proofing. Wood shake roofing has a shorter shelf life than most other shingle types, but the trade off is that, should it need replacing, it will cost less.