Replacing the roof, when needed, is an expense, not many homeowners are excited to endure. However, keeping a reliable and sound roof on a home will protect the home, its occupants and contents as well as its value. Since most roofs, when well cared for, will last a minimum of 20 years, a homeowner should only have to have a roof replaced once or twice in their lifetime.
Currently, there are many different shingle options for homeowners to choose from, including tile, slate, wood and asphalt. Each type of shingle has its own benefits and downfalls, depending on many factors. According to Fort Worth roofing professionals, the most widely used shingle is the asphalt shingle, also known as composition shingles. These shingles come in newer architectural design styles that mimic other roofing materials, such as slate or wood. They also come in the standard 3 tab style that are seen on most homes in the United States.
Compared to other choices in roofing materials, the asphalt shingle needs very little maintenance. It can also be repaired easily. As opposed to tile or wood shingles, asphalt shingles are flexible and sturdy. This makes them reliable and compatible with many roofing designs and styles. In addition, asphalt shingles come in a variety of textures and colors, making it easy for homeowners to match their roof to their home.
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These shingles are inexpensive, yet reliable, making them a wise choice for many American homeowners today. As opposed to some other types of shingles, asphalt shingles are lightweight, making them a suitable roofing material choice for nearly any home.
The tradeoff for their convenience is that they are more likely than other shingle choices to absorb heat from the sun and increase the temperature of a home. They can also be damaged by the heat and sun's rays. In strong winds, asphalt shingles can be easily uplifted or torn off. They are also more likely than other shingle types to be damaged by tree limbs near the roof. In some areas, excess moisture can increase the likelihood of a mildew problem with asphalt shingles. Homeowners should take precautions to ensure their asphalt shingle roof can last for as long as possible.
Prior to selecting a shingle, a homeowner should be sure to compare the warranties of several different asphalt shingle manufacturers. They should also speak with their roofing contractor to determine the best type of shingle for their budget and the needs of their home.