A roof is a crucial part of covering and protecting a building or house. It is important to choose the right type of shingles for your roof, whether you are a homeowner or an entrepreneur.
There are many types of roof shingles on the market today. These are just a few:
Asphalt Roofing Shingles – also known as composite roofing shingles. This type of roof shingle is popular because they are affordable and easy to install. They are durable and require little maintenance. They are fire-resistant and will not break if the roofer walks on them. Asphalt shingles come in many colors and styles. There are two types:
Organic – These asphalt shingles are made from mainly waste paper and asphalt. To make them waterproof, adhesive asphalt is used as a topcoat. Ceramic granules can be embedded into them.
Fiberglass – These shingles are made of a base layer from glass fiber reinforced material that is made of random-laid, wet fiberglass and bonded with urea-formaldehyde resin.
Wood shingles – In the past, wood shingles were the most popular roofing material. This is likely because there were many trees in the past and wood shingles are lightweight and easy to install.
Wood shingles are smooth in appearance and cut to a specific size. This gives them a unique look. Wood is more susceptible to insects and rot so it requires higher maintenance.
Metal roof shingles – Metal roof shingles were once rare. These metal shingles are quite costly. It is safe and durable, making it more popular. It can withstand rain, hail, and strong winds, as well as snow.
They are fire-resistant and are resistant to mildew and rot. Metal roof shingles are often made from recycled materials, making them eco-friendly. Metal roof shingles made of aluminum or steel are the most popular.