Types of Residential Roofing Materials
There are a variety of roofing materials that can be used on residential roofing in OKC. Let's take a look at each kind along with the pros and cons for each.
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of material and the most affordable material. This is the thinnest type of shingle material and will last between 20 and 30 years. The asphalt shingles can be made with fiberglass or organic materials. Fiberglass asphalt shingles are lightweight, fire resistant, and resistant to UV rays. Organic asphalt shingles are made using recycled cardboard, wood chips, paper, and rags. This kind is heavier than fiberglass, and do not last as long as fiberglass shingles with a 20-year lifespan. They also may be referred to as felt mat asphalt shingles. The one problem organic shingles that could cut their lifespan short or cause issues is high humidity and locations with freezing temperatures. Though there are some types that can be found that are thicker yet still have the same lifespan. This type of material comes in a wide verity of colors to match a home's color or in contrast to the color for eye appeal.
Architectural shingles are an asphalt shingle that is thicker than regular shingles with some other differences. These shingles are not just thicker but have a textured appearance. These are often referred to as dimensional shingles and are composed of heavy fiberglass mat and ceramic coated mineral grounds. The shingles are a heavier weight, pleasing to the eye and have a longer lifespan of 30 years.
Wood shingles are more expensive than asphalt materials but offer a more eye-pleasing roofline. These shingles come in several durable types such as cedar, redwood and an aged color shingle. These are extremely durable materials that can last 30 to 50 years. Though, they are more costly than asphalt shingles.
Tile shingles are popular with some styles of homes and highly durable since they have a lifespan of up to 80 years. These tiles are reminiscent of Mediterranean or European roofs.
Metal residential roofs are a choice that some homeowners find attractive both in cost and lifespan. This is a good choice for homes with a steep or flat pitch and there are a variety of colors and types. The metal can be solid or constructed metal that gives the appearance of slats. Metal the roof has a long life that can last 50 years.
Solar shingles are an integrated photovoltaic (PV) roofing material. As a result, they directly generate electricity from sunshine. Solar shingles - actually they are often called tiles - are made from specific electronic materials that naturally produce electricity when exposed to sunlight.
Make a Shingle Decision
When it is time for shingles there are a number of choices and the many colors most types of shingles come. Though, there are some things to consider include the budget, warranty, and the lifespan of the shingles. Another thing to consider if thinking about organic asphalt shingles is the location of the home. Since these shingles do have some vulnerabilities in certain types of climates that may require replacing them on a residential home sooner. If a budget is not an issue then the style of the home may be considered when deciding on a shingle type since wood and slate tiles may be perfect for some homes while they might not look appealing on other styles of homes.