Friendswood Roofing: Article About Types Of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of roofing materials installed on roofs. However, what many homeowners do not know is that there are a number of different types of asphalt shingles, including composition shingles, laminated shingles and three-tab shingles. Each type of asphalt shingle has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. It is recommended that homeowners who are interested in installing new asphalt shingles on their roof discuss their options with a professional Friendswood roofing contractor.
Composition asphalt shingles can be made with two different materials: organic felt and fiberglass. While organic shingles were much more popular when they were first introduced, they are much less common now as they are likely to curl or bow up as they age, increasing the risk of damage to the roof's structure. Fiberglass shingles are cheaper and cost less to install. Additionally, they are durable and more likely to have a longer lifespan than their organic counterparts. However, they are less resistant to tearing.
Laminated shingles, or architectural shingles, are another option for homeowners looking to install asphalt shingles. Laminated shingles are made by attaching two shingles together, making them stronger than other types of asphalt shingles. These shingles are often chosen for their looks; depending on what the homeowner wants, they may resemble wooden shingles or even slate due to their rounded appearance.
Any of the roofers from Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services of Friendswood TX can answer questions about slate roofs or gutters and downspouts.
These inexpensive roofing materials generally have a decent lifespan, though this lifespan may be shorter if they are subjected to harsh weather.
Due to their cost, three-tab shingles are one of the most common types of asphalt shingles available. In most cases, they can last anywhere from about 25 to 30 years and come in a wide range of colors to match the home's aesthetics. However, these types of shingles have a large number of disadvantages. Because these shingles lay flat on the roof, any problem with the roof structure will become readily apparent. Additionally, they are less durable that other types of shingles. They are less resistant to drafts and are more likely to blow off the roof in a storm than other shingles and may need more frequent repairs.
Ultimately, homeowners should have an understanding of the needs of the home before making a decision regarding the type of shingle that they wish to have installed. A professional roofer can assist with the decision by providing specific information about the protection that the different shingles may provide.