There are many different types of roof shingles and knowing which type is best for your needs is very important. Your roof doesn’t just protect your home’s structure; it can also give a boost to your home’s overall curb appeal. Whether you need a new roof or your existing roof requires replacement, A To Z Roofing offers a variety of roof shingles for all types of homes. From asphalt shingles, concrete shingles, wood shingles, and more, we have it all.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for roofs. These roof shingles are the most affordable, which is why many homeowners use them. They come in a variety of styles, textures, and colors. A To Z Roofing can customize asphalt shingles to fit any roof shape. Furthermore, they are the least expensive to repair when damaged. Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of up to 20 years.
Concrete shingles are very strong and can withstand winds and storms that would tear other roofing materials. Because of its strength, concrete shingles can last the entire lifetime of your home as long as you do regular maintenance. However, a disadvantage of concrete shingles is their weight. Concrete is very heavy, so you must make sure that the structure of your house can support it. Another disadvantage is that the tiles need to be sealed. Concrete is very porous, so it needs to remain sealed to prevent leaks and water build-up.
Wood shingles come in a variety of patterns and colors while giving your home a timeless and rustic appearance. Although some wood types will age into an attractive grey over time, it will maintain it’s classic appearance. Because wood is a natural insulator, your home will retain its heat during the winter months and stay cool in the summer. Reducing your heating and cooling system will lower your utility bills. Wood shingles are also very durable and can last up to 40 years with regular maintenance.
Slate roofing shingles have been used for many centuries because of their unbeatable longevity. Many slate shingles last more than 100 years. Furthermore, they look timeless and will boost the appearance of any home. Because these shingles are made of natural stone, they are very durable. Unlike most types of roof shingles, slate shingles resist most roofing problems, such as fire, leaks, mold, and pests.
Metal shingles can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour and will not corrode or crack. Although they should be inspected regularly, metal roofs don’t require the costly periodic maintenance that other roofing materials often require. Furthermore, metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a fire. Metal roofs reflect solar heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%. Metal roofs cost two to three times more than other roofing materials. However, installing metal shingles can be beneficial in the long run if you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy the cost benefits.
Contact A To Z Roofing Today
If you need roof repairs or installation, please contact the professional roofers at A To Z Roofing. We offer many different roof shingles to give your roof the look and feel you desire. Our quality roofing company is dedicated to providing you excellent service as well as the best workmanship and products. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (808) 678-6600 or fill out our submission form for your next roofing project.