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Choosing the Right Type of Roof Shingles for Your Home

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When it comes to roof shingles, your options are not quite as limited as you may think. Depending on where you live, if you drive around your neighborhood, it may seem that everyone does the same old thing when it comes to their roofs. But you don’t have to! The possibilities are endless. Consider some of the following options when choosing your next roof shingles:

Choosing the Right Type of Roof Shingles for Your Home

  • Asphalt Shingles – Asphalt shingles are some of the most popular shingles because of their overall price and durability. Asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 20-50 years. Recently asphalt shingles have advanced a bit, offering a wide variety of colors. They are also relatively easy to install. A drawback could be that asphalt shingles don’t fare well in places where the temperature changes quickly. They can crack and break if subjected to extreme weather changes.
  • Wood Shingles – Wood shingles are an attractive option to a lot of homeowners because of their uniqueness and aesthetic appeal. If maintained well, they can last up to 30 years. They are more energy efficient than other shingles and can save money in the long run. They are, however, more expensive in terms of installation and materials. They are also far from fire-proof.
  • Slate Shingles – Slate roof shingles are made from natural rock and are extremely durable, with the possibility of lasting 100+ years. They are very beautiful in their appearance and rarely need repair. The deterrent for slate shingles is their upfront cost, being much more expensive than other types.
  • Solar Shingles – While a newer option, solar roof shingles are a possibility if you are looking to replace your roof in the most energy-efficient way possible. The overall design appeal is still catching up, as there are not quite as many options when it comes to colors.

If your budget will allow, consider trying a different type of roof shingles. Find some that match your budget, your location and your style. Call us today at Race City Roofing ,and we’ll help you make that decision.