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. The most common choice is the glass fiber because they are quite cheap.
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 another more costly type known as the organic variety and has no filler. These are waterproof because they are made of ceramic granules and asphalt that is felt coated.
Organic shingles that can forebear the weather conditions because of their greater compactness but they are more expensive. Glass fiber asphalt shingles are cost effective and also easy to make.
The cost of repairing a roof is cost in square feet in which case then, one dollar is the cost of one square foot and this makes it very cheap. 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. If the asphalt shingles are in a place where there are extreme weather conditions of either freezing or heating then their lifespan will be affected and further if they are faced with fast temperature changes in a day, hail weather, rain, and snow.
Temperature changes affect shingles and they either expand or contract therefore if you notice sudden drop or rise in temperatures you will notice cracks on the shingles. The recommended attic ventilation should be proper so that there can be an extension in the lifespan of the shingles. Asphalt shingles are also damaged by water therefore you are advised to have sloped roof drain out direct rain water or thawing snow from the roof.
Asphalt shingles are few but they are different types. These are the cut out shingle, the 3-tab, angle-lap, and the T-lock or interlocking shingle.
In case of the wind effect the 3-tab shingle is only lifted on one side hence no fly off risks. A lot of resistance is met by these 3-tab shingles that are lighter and cheaper.
T-lock or interlocking shingles offer extra resistance from the wind. The T-lock offers even more wind resistance and the interlocking patterns that are nailed on each other as overlaps. Angle lap and cut out shingles appear differently with different benefits.