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    Types of Roofing Shingles

    By Nick | July 7, 2015

    roofIt is important to decide which roofing method would be suitable for your home. Which material to be used, cost of material used, estimating the budget of the work, etc. because everyone now wants something new, attractive, efficient for their home. Roofing shingles have now immerged many different methods and types. Roofing shingles are considered as the material used in construction of roofing. The roofing contractor ensures that which roofing shingle will be suitable and durable for your home. It is difficult to choose which roofing shingle will be adjustable to your home design so roofers help the owners to decide which roofing shingle will be appropriate to construct. The article will help you to find out which shingle is being useful and appropriate for your home.

    Types of roofing shingles are:

    1. Asphalt shingles
    asphalt shingles

    Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing shingles for the construction or replacement of roofing. It is cheap and affordable by the owner. Asphalt shingles are more favorable because it gives more cooling effect in hot summers. It is having good quality and once installed than the owner need not worry about its maintenance and expenses relating to it. The durability of asphalt shingles is from 20 to 30 years. There are different types included in asphalt shingles which are a bit expensive but it is very much helpful for long run of time.

    2. Wood shingles
    Wood shingles are considered to be more fascinating for the people who want their house to look elegant and beautiful. This shingles are more expensive to install as compared to that of asphalt shingles because wood shingles are eco-friendly and gives a natural appearance to home. The roofing contractors use different woods such as cedar, redwood which are more expensive but it increases the roofing durability. Wood shingles can last for at least 30 years if maintained in a good manner.

    3. Tile shingles
    tile shingles

    Tile shingles are considered to be the most durable shingles in the roofing history because this shingles are prepared very beautifully to increase the beauty of home. You will find this kind of shingles more near the Mediterranean and the Spanish areas. Tile shingles are one of the most expensive roofing shingles to install. But if the owner of the house wants the roofing to be of more durability than tile shingle is the best alternative to install in their roofing construction.

    4. Fiberglass shingles
    Firstly the shingles were made out of mat and wood but now the upgrade in it has been noticed and fiberglass shingles are prepared for more resistance and durability. This shingles are made out of plastic which is than supported by good quality of glass. As in the comparison of shingles, fiberglass shingles are the most reliable and resistant type of shingle. Fiberglass shingle is best worker in case of fire. It act as the best served roofing shingles in any accident situation of fire. It works as a fire resistant.

    5. Slate shingles
    Slate roofing is the best roofing shingle which last for even hundred years because the slate is natural element made out of rock and shaped according to the shingles required for roofing. It is works efficiently for absorption of water. As slate is a strong component so there are less chances of getting is damaged due to wind storm or heavy rainfall. Slate shingles are heavy in weight so it is advisable to first check that the house is compatible to afford its weight and than to install it.

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