Cost Effective Roofing: Asphalt Shingles
Of all the roofing options available for your Colleyville, TX home, asphalt is by far the most popular. Approximately 80% of all American houses are built with this type of shingle due to their performance as well as their price. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not realize that asphalt shingles are not all created equal. There are many variations that affect both the cost and quality of your roof. Let’s explore this below.
While asphalt is a type of roofing material, the core of these shingles can be made from a few different substances. For example, composition shingles use a mixture of asphalt, organize, and fiberglass cores. Organize shingles are usually made from wood and paper fibers although it is rarely used due to the lower life expectancy. Fiberglass shingles have a base that provides greater resistance to moisture, fire, and is lightweight.
Along with the composite, there are a number of asphalt shingle styles. Strip shingles are the traditional type, commonly referred to as “three-tab”. Laminated shingles are also known as architectural shingles that use varying thickness, spacing, and number to create three-dimensional looks. Interlocking shingles are a good option for windy climates. Individual shingles come in hexagonal patterns or rectangular configurations.
Although asphalt shingles are highly popular and less expensive than other roofing material, a common complaint has to do with their durability. They come with warranties as long as 50 years, but they have been known to become damaged before this period expires, and if the manufacturer determines your roofer didn’t install according to specifications, you may be out of luck. This is why you need a reputable contractor such as Charles Martin and Son Roofing, who has over 15 years of experience in the field.