3 Kinds of Roofing Shingles to Consider for Your Next Roofing Installation
For people that aren’t roofers, shingles seem to be all the same – they think “a shingle’s a shingle.” Well, this is not exactly true. Although roofing shingles all serve the same purchase, they each possess different nuances in the way they’re manufactured, their overall durability, etc.
Standard Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Throughout recent history, these have been the standard type of roofing shingles, mostly because they’re cost-effective and easy to install. On the down side though, they tend to erode and curl easily, and their lifespan is only about 20 years – maybe less if they are subject to severe weathering.
Architectural Roofing Shingles
A relatively recent type of shingle on the roofing scene, architectural shingles are very popular on newer homes. Architectural shingles are wind resistant, aesthetically pleasing, and they tend to have a longer life expectancy than standard asphalt shingles.
Fiberglass Roofing Shingles
Although these shingles have a small amount of asphalt in them, they’re mostly constructed out of fiberglass (as their name suggests). They don’t curl like standard asphalt shingles, and they weigh less than their traditional counterpart, as well.
So, if you’re looking for an immediate, cost effective roofing solution, it looks like standard asphalt shingles are your obvious choice. However, if you’re definitely looking to spruce up your home’s aesthetic, while saving money in the long run, architectural or fiberglass shingles are the way to go.
For more information about roofing systems, be sure to contact Hercules Roofing, your top notch Florida roofers!