How to Select the Best Roofing Shingles for Your Home

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Picking the right roofing for your home is an important decision. Shingles are one of the most popular ways to add character and improve life expectancy for your roof in Littleton, Colorado. Once you know a little more about each material on the market, the easier it will be to make a decision.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials that have been used since the early 1900s. They are affordable, durable, and come in a large variety of colors. Although these shingles don’t last for very long (the average lifespan is 20 years), they are by far the cheapest material on the market. They are not as environmentally friendly as other options since it’s tough to get rid of them in a sustainable way.

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Wood shingles are naturally beautiful and can completely elevate your home. There are a variety of wood options out there that are naturally resistant to rot. Red cedar is the most common wood used since it possesses that quality and is readily available. Other options available are white cedar, redwood, and cypress.

If you choose to go with a different wood that is more prone to rot, like pine, you may need a special rot treatment to be applied in order to minimize any future problems. Wood shingles can last from 20 to 50 years if properly maintained.

Clay Tile Shingles

Clay tiles are used in many residential and commercial buildings that are more of a Spanish style. They can come in curved, flat, or fluted shapes. Since these tiles are so heavy, the roof will often require an additional structure underneath to handle the weight. Clay tiles can be around three times the weight of traditional asphalt shingles. The great thing about clay tiles is that they can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years.

Contact Horn Brothers Roofing to figure out what type of shingle is right for your home. They always have experts ready to answer any questions you may have about roofing materials. 

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