Shingles come in all different types and varieties. From pricing to material, the different types all have pros and cons that could alter your decision making for your next roof renovation. Here are some of the choices of material you will have to decide on and the impact they will have on your roofing system.
Pros: These shingle are by far the most popular type of shingles with roofers, contractors, and homeowners due to their durability and relatively inexpensive cost. They provide reliable waterproofing, suitability for a wide range of temperatures, and simplicity of installation. Asphalt Shingles, on average, last around 20 years, but can be purchased to last as long as 50.
Cons: Asphalt shingles include a shorter life span than a heavier option would be. With the dark color of the shingles, fading is noticeable and shows inconsistencies in color.
Slate Tile Roof Shingles
Pros: This is a great option for an elevated look to your home with a natural appearance, fire resistance, lifespan of 100 years and ease of maintenance.
Cons: The weight of slate tile tends to be a disadvantage and also adds to cost. Installation can be time consuming and pricey due to the fragility of the tiles when walked on.
Wood Shakes and Cedar Shingles
Pros: As the environmentally friendly option, they produce minimal impact with the water runoff. You can expect these to perform well for over 30 years making them a great investment.
Cons: For this option, you pay for the eco-friendly products as well as the regular maintenance that is required more so than any of the other options available.
If you have any questions or aren’t sure which type of shingle to go with for your next project, give Carranza Roofing & Remodeling a call at 610-270-0305 or visit our website. We provide free consultations and are able to provide insight into which option would best serve you and your home!