When you look at a roof there is a good chance it is made up of shingles. There are many reasons you would want to put shingles on your roof, they are inexpensive and versatile.
Depending on location, quality of material and installation, shingle roofs can last anywhere from 25 years or more. Many are fire-resistant, and require minimal maintenance. Some manufacturers offer products that meet Energy Star requirements and qualify as a cool roof, under federal standards, making them eligible for tax credits.
The composition of asphalt roofing shingles in a complete roofing system offers sound protection from external noise. When included in your roofing system, these shingles can greatly dampen and reduce these types of noises. An example where this might help is if your property is located near an airport.
Shingle roofs are exceptionally durable compared to similar products made years ago. Many are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and extreme temperatures, with additional provisions for venting trapped heat and moisture in the attic.