Are you roofing your house then you should consider asphalt shingles. This is because they are not expensive, they last long and easy to maintain and work with. A person working on a tight financial constraint could consider glass fiber ones as they are inexpensive.
These fiber glass covers a mat which is under the asphalt. Filler are mixed with the asphalt to stick on the glass fiber easily. There are ceramic granules that are kept next to the asphalt mixture to guard the shingles from any heat.
The buyers are also offered to buy the gravel that is provides colors and shapes. There is another more costly type known as the organic variety and has no filler. The ceramic granules mixed with felt coated asphalt make shingles that are waterproof.
The cost of the organic shingles being expensive does not stop them from being competitive because they are able to resist any conditions and have a more superior thickness. Despite the glass fiber asphalt shingles being cost effective they are also easy to make.
Costing almost a dollar the cost of repairing a roof per square foot and as you can see this is not expensive at all. There are people who enjoy working with this type of material due to its durability and it high hail rating with some being class IV the highest in the area.
Asphalt roofing shingles last for around twenty years but this depends on the roof location. However their lifespan is also affected by freezing, heating, snow, hail weather, rain and the fast rate of temperature changes in the day.
Shingles react to temperatures and they do so by either contracting or expanding so just in case the temperatures suddenly rise or fall, the shingles can be damaged through cracks. 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.
There are different type of asphalt shingles. There is the shingle that is 3-tab, the interlocking or T-lock shingle, angle-lap and the cut out 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.
The interlocking offer extra wind resistance. 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.