What Are the Different Kinds of Shingles a Roofer Works With?
Roofing shingles are available in various different styles and sizes to meet the needs of homeowners. Also, it will greatly depend on the style of one’s home, a certain kind of roofing shingle may be more appropriate than any of the others. A professional roofer should be able to recommend to their clients which shingle would be better suited for their home.
Whether the roof is brand new or part of a renovation project, roofing shingles can add beauty and value to any home. The most commonly used roofing shingle is composition one, these are created using fiberglass and asphalt, that are embedded with flecks of colored minerals. With many cases, the base is made using more natural materials, so if you are worried about fiberglass being used on your roof, then you will need to speak to your contractor.
Composition shingles are extremely popular with both homeowners and roofers due to the fact they are much cheaper than their counterparts, water, and fire resistant, and are available in numerous different colors. Common color variations range from black, grey, blue, green and brown, they can also be color coordinated to match the home or used to blend in with other neighboring roofs to create a more uniform look.
Natural materials can also be used to create roofing shingles. The most common are cedar and slate. With both cases, the material of choice has to be carefully milled and cut and will need more work to install. Slate and cedar roofs will give a home a more stately look than composition roofs, however, due to the difficulty of manufacture and installation, it does mean they are much more expensive.
If you want to schedule an appointment with our roofer. Call Champe Builders at (803) 232-5854 today, we are in Columbia SC.