Types of Shingles
Often considered the most popular among roofing contractors and home owners, asphalt shingles are often light on cost and heavy in durability. These shingles can be easily installed, tend to last for approximately 20-25 years and come in a wide variety of colors and styles. They are a great selection for homes and businesses in all climates and temperatures. Despite being durable and affordable, asphalt shingles tend to not last as long as other types of shingles and may fade over time. They are prone to moss and algae growth and can be damaged if walked on repeatedly.
Slate and tile roof shingles
Highly durable and resistant to fire and rot, slate and tile shingles offer that sophisticated look for homeowners looking for elegant character and charm. Slate and tile roofs are easy to maintain and can last for 75 to 100 years or more in the right setting. Fragility is often a disadvantage as tile and slate are easily broken and are best when in the hands of an experienced professional. Ceramic tile may erode in areas with changing climates and should not be used in areas with high winds.
Increasing in popularity and highly efficient. Metal roofs are a fantastic option for wide resistant, fire resistance and are light weight. This type of roof easily sheds snow making it a great option for winter climates. Providing durability and adding value, the metal roof provides lasting benefits for homeowners
Flat roofs are more easily installed than sloped roofs and are typically less expensive. With that said, flat roofs are more susceptible to degradation and drains are more easily clogged than their peaked counterparts.
Wood shakes and cedar shingles
for those homeowners looking for a “green” roofing option. This type of roof can last for 30 years in temperate climates. wood shakes and cedar shingles are made from naturally occurring materials and are a great choice when looking to reduce your carbon footprint.