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What is a Roofing Shingle?

Shingles are roof covering composed of discrete components that overlap

Each succeeding course overlaps the joints below. Shingles are constructed from wood, slate, flagstone, metal, plastic, and composite materials such as asphalt shingles and fiber cement shingles. Ceramic roof tiles are often referred to as tiles. Roof shingles may degrade more rapidly and need more water resistance than wall shingles.

4 Facts About Shingle Roofing

  1. Shingles are available in several colors and textures. When asphalt shingles gained popularity in the early 1900s, only green and black were available. Today, asphalt shingles are available in a broad range of hues, including traditional black, natural earth tones, and modern reds, blues, and greens. Modern shingle roofing can also be textured to resemble slate, wood, or tile, making the roof safer and requiring less care without compromising aesthetics.
  2. There are two kinds of asphalt roofing shingles. 3-tab and architectural are two of the most common shingle designs. One piece of three-tab shingles is meant to resemble three individual shingles, and they often lie perfectly flat against the roofing surface. While 3-tab shingles are often less expensive, architectural shingles are more durable and perform better. Architectural shingles are broader and less consistent than 3-tab shingles to provide a more dimensional look.
  3. Asphalt roofing shingles are lightweight. Weight is a significant issue for any roof. Depending on the age and architecture of your house, it may not be able to sustain certain materials, particularly heavier ones like clay tiles or slate. Fortunately, asphalt shingles, particularly 3-tab shingles, are relatively lightweight and can be used on almost any house.
  4. Roofing shingles are less expensive, simple to install, and durable. Because manufacturers can produce shingles in large quantities, they are often less expensive than other roofing materials. Additionally, they need less training and experience to install, reducing labor costs. In addition to these advantages, asphalt shingles have a longer projected lifespan. Depending on the shingles you choose, you may anticipate your roof to endure between 10 and 30+ years.

Common Shingle Roofing Types

  • Asphalt. Asphalt is the most used roofing material in the United States. They are affordable, simple to install, available in several colors, and have a 20-year lifespan.
  • Clay. Clay tile roofing has the longest expected lifespan of any conventional roofing material, often 100 years or more. Due to their fireproof characteristics, these unusual tiles initially gained popularity in New York and Boston during the Colonial era.
  • Metal. Metal roofing is a sustainable, secure, and long-lasting option for your house. Although often put in vertical panels, metal shingles may now be fashioned to resemble clay, slate, or wooden tiles. Roofing tiles made of metal are available in various colors and materials.
  • Wood. A wood shingle roof is composed of thin, tapered wood pieces. It is especially prevalent in the American colonies. Although they are not suggested for fire-prone locations, they may provide a unique decorative aspect to your house. Depending on the wood and environment, they typically endure between 15 and 30 years.
  • Rubber. Rubber roofing is now one of the most eco-friendly and cost-effective options accessible. A rubber shingle roof may be created to resemble slate, asphalt, or cedar. A rubber shingle roof with correct installation should last around 30 years.
  • Slate. A slate tile roof that is properly constructed and maintained may easily last a century. Slate is a naturally occurring stone composed of clay and silt formed on ancient seabeds.
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