When it comes to choosing which type of material to use for your roof it can often be very overwhelming simply due to the sheer volume of options at your disposal. One of the very popular types which have been around for many years is shingles. Roof shingles come in a variety of different types as well as shapes and colors to match any design enthusiasts' desires. So if you are interested in shingles for your roof but aren't sure which type will suit your home best then get in touch with us so that one of our roofing experts can guide you accordingly.
Shingles are brilliant for roofing because they really cater to everyone's needs depending on what you are looking for. Wood shingles are quite popular for their rustic appeal and cozy warmth that comes with them. Depending on your surroundings, this type of roof shingle might be perfect for your home. Another benefit of wood shingles is that they are Eco-conscious. We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn’t mention the cons though. The main con of wood shingles is that they are vulnerable to fire, so depending on your area, this might not be a good fit for you and your home.
There are many different reasons why people choose specific roof shingles for their homes. When it comes to asphalt shingles, it is safe to assume that the cheap cost plays a major role in some people's decisions to use them. Along with cost-effectiveness, another benefit is that asphalt shingles are very lightweight and come in a wide variety of colors and thicknesses depending on your needs. While they might be relatively cheap, it is important to mention that asphalt shingles offer the shortest lifespan of the options available. So this type of shingle might end up costing you more over the years.
Metal shingles have been around for many years and are one of the popular choices among many homeowners. This option can be a little more expensive than the aforementioned ones, however, they have a far greater lifespan when compared to wood shingles and asphalt shingles. This type of roof can also end up being quite cost-effective because of its reflective nature which redirects UV rays, in turn keeping your home a little bit cooler during those warm summer months. Something to consider when thinking about metal shingles is that when it rains, it can be quite loud in your home. However, some people might consider the sound of the rain on your roof to be a perk.
If you are considering using slate shingles for your roof then you are making a pretty wise decision from the perspective of longevity alone. This type of shingle offers a far longer lifespan than the others that we have mentioned. Among its many benefits, slate has a natural aesthetic to it as well as having a low risk of incurring leaks. Slate is quite heavy so not all structures can handle the weight. So if you are not sure if your structure can, then get in touch with us so that we can evaluate it and let you know if slate shingles are right for your home.