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Meet These Hot Shingles

Sep 16th, 2018 // Roof Installation, Roof Repair

Swipe through these hot shingles to find the one you want to bring home.


Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles

Fiberglass shingles are a type of asphalt shingles that’s base is made of—you guessed it—fiberglass. This makes it lighter weight than its organic counterpart. It’s one of the longest lasting materials in its price range at 15-30 years.

They have a lower environmental impact than organic shingles, with higher energy and fire protection ratings.


Organic Asphalt Shingles

Organic shingles are very affected by weather, especially humid and freezing climates. They are often replaced with fiberglass alternatives before their 20-year lifespan is up.


Tile Shingles

Prevalent in Spanish design, tile shingles boast a vibrancy all their own. They’re fire, insect, and rot resistant.

Tile roofs are the most cost-efficient option over time because they’re affordable to install, last 80-100 years, and don’t need to be treated for mold, stains, and color loss.

They’re naturally thermal resistant and installed with natural airspace so they cut down on energy usage and provide ventilation.


Wood Shingles or Shake

Wood roofing materials have a modest price point and a boastful presence. Shingles are machine cut and shake is hand-split, but both give a rustic feel.

Wood roofing has to be treated regularly with fire retardant, preservatives, and fungicides. Its lifespan is heavily dependent on the climate and care.

Wood shingles boast some energy benefits also, insulating the attic while allowing the house to breathe.


Slate Shingles

There’s a reason you typically see slate on the roofs of churches, universities, and government buildings—because it really lasts forever. Like upwards of 150 years.

Because of the immense weight of real stone, slate is much better suited for homes that are primarily made of brick and plaster. Owners of modern homes can always get the look of the slate with a synthetic alternative.

Although slate is expensive outright, it is extremely low maintenance, energy-efficient, and adds value to your home.


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