You probably don’t realize that roofing contractors have many different options available to them when considering the type of shingle best suited to your home. Most people assume that the type of shingle they have now is the kind they will always have, but that isn’t the case.
Roofing contractors realize that different roofs have different decorative and protective needs, so they have developed a variety of shingles to choose from.
Wooden and Metal Shingles
Many homes in rural areas want to have a country feel. The country life appeals to the owners, and they want their house to reflect it. Wooden shake shingles provide excellent protection from the elements and give the home that feel of being close to nature. It’s like being transported back 200 years to the days of westward expansion, but with all the modern treatments and protection the settlers didn’t have.
If you’re in an area that gets pummeled regularly by bad weather than metal shingles may be a better route for you. These materials provide superior protection from the strongest storms and keep your roof safe. Metal shingles are also very attractive visually and are becoming a popular choice for homeowners.
These shingles are made from asphalt and are commonly chosen for roofs because of their moderate price and good protection. There are three levels of composition shingle protection. Tabbed is the least expensive and provide protection for about 10-20 years. Laminated shingles have layers of tabss and offer additional protection.
Premium shingles can last upwards of 50 years and provide the best protection, but they are also the most expensive.
Shingles For All Types of Roofs
Roofing contractors have many options for roofing every surface, from low slope to tiles. It’s important that you sit down and talk with your contractor about your options. He’ll be able to fill you in on all the available types of roofing material, what works best for you home and what’s in your price range.
Yancey Home Improvements offers roofing repairs and emergency repairs for your every need. Should you find that you have a stubborn leak or wind damage from our varying Northern California weather, we can help. We have a wide selection of roofing options available to you, so give us a call.
Please feel free to contact us for a free in-home consultation and design appointment when considering the replacement of your roofing needs.
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