There is no greater pride for a homeowner than in choosing and committing to the material you want for your home. Your home is your world, so it is natural to want to pick the right elements to construct all aspects of your home. Whether you are choosing the make of your doors, your siding, your gutters, your windows, your attic, or your shingles…ALL of it matters.
Yes, even something as seemingly small as the shingles on your roof can make a world of difference for your roof. Specifically, this week we will be looking at types of shingles and their durability. So, as we break down the different types of shingles to potentially be used for a new home’s roof or a replacement roof, you will get a sense of what might be best for the needs of your home.
- Asphalt: A popular and low-cost shingle known to last without replacement for an average of twenty years. With regular maintenance, asphalt shingles can last as long as forty or fifty years. One of the most cost effective shingles on the market, making it good for both your home and your wallet.
- Slate: Striking to look at, but quite expensive, slate shingles give your roof a regal quality. If you choose this option, be advised that it is not DIY-friendly and a professional roofer will need to install slate shingles. Advantage: slate shingles can last without losing their luster or needing replacements for 100 years or more!
- Wood: Wood shingles are still popular, though not quite as commonly used as they were during their initial heyday in North American in the first half of the twentieth century. Wood shingles offer some variety with the interlocking patterns and styles available, directing your friends and neighbors’ eyes to your roof. Wood shingles tend to have an average lifespan and have the added environmental bonus of being derived from a renewable resource. The cost of wooden shingles tends to be in the middle: not as expensive as slate shingles, but more expensive than asphalt ones.
You take pride in your roof’s function and appearance. So, for any advice on the choosing the right elements for your roof, contact us at (905) 902 7663. At Same Day Roofing, we can provide you with a free estimate for any roof repairs or roof replacements in the Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington areas. Your home is your world. You can trust your home with us.