Are you roofing your house then you should consider asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are recommended due to the fact that they are easy to maintain, to work with and are durable and cheap. A person working on a tight financial constraint could consider glass fiber ones as they are inexpensive.
These type of shingles have an under mat covered with glass fiber under the asphalt. By mixing the asphalt and fillers makes the glass fiber to stick on. Place ceramic granules next to prevent any heat getting to the shingles.
The gravel also has different colors and shapes available for sale. There is no filler in the variety organic type of asphalt. The ceramic granules mixed with felt coated asphalt make shingles that are waterproof.
The next is the organic shingles which are more expensive which are more heavier due to the superior density and its ability to oppose the weather elements better. Finally it is easy to make shingles of glass fiber asphalt and their cost is effective.
It is not expensive to repair a roof because the cost is less than an dollar for a square foot. Due to their hail rating that is class IV and the best so far and the durability makes people able to enjoy working on the material.
Depending on the location of the roof the asphalt roofing shingles can last for approximately twenty years. However their lifespan is also affected by freezing, heating, snow, hail weather, rain and the fast rate of temperature changes in the day.
The cracks found on the shingles are as a result of the rise or drop of the temperatures which make them either contract or expand due to changes in temperatures. The recommended attic ventilation should be proper so that there can be an extension in the lifespan of the shingles. Your asphalt shingles roofs if they come in contact with excessive water or melting snow can be damaged and therefore you should have slanting roofs to enable this.
Asphalt shingles come in few different types. There is the shingle that is 3-tab, the interlocking or T-lock shingle, angle-lap and the cut out shingle.
Now, the 3-tab shingle is designed such that if the wind comes it can only lift one side and not the whole one hence no flying off. A lot of resistance is met by these 3-tab shingles that are lighter and cheaper.
More resistance from the wind is offered by the T-lock or the interlocking shingles. The interlocking patterns on the T-lock help the shingles to easily resist any weather conditions. The characteristics of different appearance and benefits is found with the angle lap and cut out types of shingles.