Are you roofing your house then you should consider asphalt shingles. The reason being their durability, cheap in cost and manageability and maintain. If you are on a budget constraint then the glass fiber ones is your best option as they are very cheap.
These fiber glass covers a mat which is under the asphalt. Filler are mixed with the asphalt to stick on the glass fiber easily. The asphalt needs not come close to heat therefore there are ceramic granules that are put next to the shingles.
The gravel also has different colors and shapes available for sale. There is another more costly type known as the organic variety and has no filler. These are waterproof because they are made of ceramic granules and asphalt that is felt coated.
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. Despite the glass fiber asphalt shingles being cost effective they are also easy to make.
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. Due to their hail rating that is class IV and the best so far and the durability makes people able to enjoy working on the material.
Depending on the location of the roof the asphalt roofing shingles can last for approximately twenty years. 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.
The cracks found on the shingles are as a result of the rise or drop of the temperatures which make them either contract or expand due to changes in temperatures. 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 are few but they are different types. They are the T-lock or interlocking shingle, 3-tab, cut out shingle and the angle lap shingle.
There is no fear of the 3-tab shingle roof flying off because we see that when the wind comes it only lifts one side. They are cheaper and lighter than those shingles that offer a lot of wind resistance.
T-lock or interlocking shingles offer extra resistance from the wind. The T-lock offers even more wind resistance and the interlocking patterns that are nailed on each other as overlaps. The characteristics of different appearance and benefits is found with the angle lap and cut out types of shingles.