Asphalt shingles are recommended roofing material. The reason being their durability, cheap in cost and manageability and maintain. 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. Place ceramic granules next to prevent any heat getting to the shingles.
The buyers are also offered to buy the gravel that is provides colors and shapes. Asphalt has another organic type that is not cheap and does not have a filler. 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.
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. 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. 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. You can extend the shingles life by having the right attic ventilation. 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 come in few different types. They are the T-lock or interlocking shingle, 3-tab, cut out shingle and the angle lap 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. These are lighter and cheaper than any other shingles and resist more from the wind.
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. The cut out and angle lap shingles are different in appearance and has different gains.