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Just like not all automobiles are the same, the same can be said for roofing shingles. If you study architecture, you'll likely be aware of the different looks that a roof can have. Otherwise, to many, the roof is just the top of a building that does its job. The shingles of a roof are of vital importance. Speaking with Rockland County roofing experts about the different options that may fit your needs and your budget is certainly very wise.

One of the more common types is asphalt shingles. Within the category of asphalt shingles, there is some variety. These are more inexpensive shingles and can be coated to keep the roof cooler, thus conserving energy. Roofing that uses asphalt shingles does not tend to last as long, with a life expectancy of between 20 and 30 years.

On the opposite end of durability, tile shingles can last 80 or more years. This type of roofing material is much more expensive, but again, will not have to be replaced nearly as often. One tile roof will likely outlast three or more asphalt roofs. Tile shingles are very popular with Southwest architecture and commonly found in that geographic region of the United States. Make sure you consult a professional to make certain your structure can support the weight of these significantly heavier shingles.

The roofing experts at Precision roofing of Rockland County can answer questions regarding shingle replacement or TPO roofing.

Slate shingles are another much more durable type of roofing material. This type of shingle provides excellent protection, and lasts for 50 or more years. While this type of shingle is more expensive, a synthetic material is used to make slate shingles that is less expensive. Be aware though that this material will tend to have a somewhat shorter life than real slate, although still longer than it's asphalt counterpart.

Wood shingles are generally preferred for their appearance. They provide a rustic and natural look to a building. They are a more expensive material because of the process involved in manufacturing. Depending upon the wood used, these shingles can last 30, 40 or even 50 years with no need for replacement. Once again, consulting a professional roofer about your options regarding wood shingles is wise.

These types of shingles are all great options for a wide variety of buildings. Sometimes, architecture is the most important consideration to a property owner. Energy efficiency and protection from the elements may be the only factor to consider for others. Regardless of your needs, choosing an option with a qualified professional is always the best advice. As you can see, not all roofing materials are created equally, and the process of installing a roof is not a piece of cake. But when done properly, a roof that offers excellent protection and a great look to your property is always within reach.

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