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December 13, 2019

Types of Roof Shingles

If you are interested in improving or replacing your roof, then you have many options. First off, choose the right people for the job. Discount Contractors has more than 30 years of experience with seven different teams specializing in specific areas. Our contractors can help you tackle any project within your home. Even though there are many different types of Roof Shingles, Discount Contractors will find the correct type for your home.

Roof Shingles

We primarily specialize in room remodels, but we also help homeowners with a variety of projects. Roofing and flooring are common projects of ours. There are numerous benefits of replacing old roofing. It allows homes to stay cold and warm during the years and improves the curb appeal. However, the next decision you need to make is what kind of roofing are you going to use.

From Asphalt to Wood

Wood shingles

Wood shingles have various lifespans depending on the wood used.

There is a plethora of options when it comes to shingle roofing. The most common type of roofing is asphalt shingles, which also has three kinds: 3-tab, fiberglass asphalt, and architectural. Each of these shingles have different design types and costs. 3-tab asphalt shingles are the cheapest option of the three types. The reason they are cheaper is because they are thinner and wear away faster. However, they typically last for about 20 years.

Another option homeowners have when it comes to shingles are metal shingles. These types of shingles are more expensive than asphalt shingles, but they last significantly longer. In fact, the last almost five times longer at 75 to 100 years. Metal shingles also have many more options in color and the type of metal they are made from. Copper, steel, aluminum, zinc, and tin are the most common types of metal used.

Finally, the other common shingle option is wood. Wood shingles are created from different types of wood and split into thin sections. There are two types of wood shingles when it comes to this kind. The difference between the two is that one is cut in perfect shapes that all match while the other is sawn off and hand-split for a rustic look. Wood shingles’ lifespan varies on the type of wood, but the average is 15 to 50 years.

Choose Your Shingles Today

Homeowners should get in touch with Discount Contractors today to see which type of shingle would work best for you. Asphalt, metal, and wood are just a few options when it comes to shingles. Homeowners can also look into tile roofing if they believe that would fit their home more. Give us a call today at (281) 550-0171. You should also visit our website for more information on our roofing services.