Throughout the US, more families choose shingles for their roofing material than any other. Price is often the deciding factor; asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing material. But there are other benefits to having a shingle roof. Here are three types of roof shingles, and why you should consider them.
As stated before, these are affordable for most homeowners, typically costing about $200 – $400 per square of shingles. (A square covers about 100 square feet.) The shingles themselves are lightweight, and though they tend to blow away in high winds, they are cheap and easy to replace.
Laminated shingles are similar to asphalt shingles, but they are built up thicker with layers of felt and bitumen. Because they are heavier, they are more resistant to strong wind. Their appearance is similar to that of wooden shakes, which look almost like a 3D, basket weave pattern with patterns of light and shadowing.
Wooden shingles and shakes, usually made from sustainable cedar wood, has a natural beauty that isn’t found in man-made materials. It has been known to withstand wind speeds up to 245 mph, and is also resistant to impact damage. The drawbacks are that wooden shingles are flammable (which it can be treated for), and need more upkeep than other shingle types.
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