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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.
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The most common roofing material in the US, these shingles are easy to install and incredibly versatile. Some of the main advantages are that they are lightweight, fire-resistant, and can be installed over an existing roof.
A relatively newcomer to the roofing market, rubber roofing products are durable, attractive, eco-friendly, and solve many common problems of other materials. Rubber shingles resist exposure to hail, wind, rain, and snow as well as rotting, cracking, mold, discoloration, and moisture absorption.
Add rustic elegance to your roof with the use of wood shingles, commonly referred to as shakes. Shakes are typically made of cedar, red wood, or southern pine. This luxurious material can last up to 25-30 years.