What is Shingle Roofing?
Shingle roofing, typically called either composite or asphalt roofing, is by far the most common type of roofing found in the United States. Shingle roofing is made up of three layers: an asphalt base, fiberglass mat, and a thin layer of finely ground minerals for sheen and additional protection.
They are the most commonly used roofing material because of their unique combination of availability, cost effectiveness, ease of installment and replacement, and visual presentation.
One of the main benefits of shingle roofing is the wide variety of options available on the market. No other material available today has as many options for customization.
There are more colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns available for shingle roofing than you could possibly choose from. If you are the type of homeowner who likes to customize their homes in as many ways as possible, this may be the right material for you.
Is Shingle Roofing Right for My Home?
Shingle roofing is the least expensive roofing material found in residential home construction in the United States and are great-looking to boot. This price results from two key considerations: the material itself is inexpensive to manufacture, and the material is both easy to install and easy to replace.
If you are the type of homeowner who enjoys DIY projects and would rather fix a home repair project by yourself then you may want to consider shingle roofing. If a heavy storm damages a small section of shingles on your roof, replacement is a relatively easy task.
Each roofing shingle is held in place with four to five nails, so to replace a shingle just use your hammer to remove the nail, carefully slide the shingle out of place and set it to the side.
Putting the new shingle in place is easy as well: slide the new shingle in place and replace the supporting nails in the same location you removed them from. Voila! You have successfully repaired your roof!
Shingle roofing also has an average manufacturer warranty of 20 to 30 years, meaning that it is possible that you will have to replace your shingle roofing during the time that you own your home. When comparing various materials, make sure to keep this fact in mind.
If you are considering shingle roofing for your next major roofing construction project, do yourself a favor and contact Chicago’s leading residential roofing company. Century Roofing has decades of experience constructing new homes and replacing existing roofs using shingle roofing and their experts are happy to assist you as you weigh your options. Reach out today for a free consultation and quote.