Asphalt shingles are a common choice for homes because of their ease of installation and affordability. But they aren’t the only choice. There are actually several styles to choose from. Here is a quick list of roofing shingle types, and the pros and cons of each.
Eco-friendly households might choose these shingles, which come from sustainable wood sources. They are also free of petroleum, and biodegrade quickly in landfills. Wooden shingles are, however, the highest-maintenance shingles. They need to be treated for flammability, and prolonged exposure to moisture can cause them to mold and rot.
Easily the most affordable of shingles, asphalt shingles can be very nice-looking if installed properly. They come in a variety of colors and styles to match your home’s exterior. Their main disadvantage is their tendency to get blow off during storms and heavy wind.
These shingles are a much thicker version of asphalt shingles. They are padded by layers of felt, an effective insulator, and bitumen, a strong adhesive. These heavier shingles tend to stay in place better than regular asphalt shingles, even in windy conditions. They also do a better job of insulating your home against the elements.
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