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Asphalt shingles are the most well-liked shingle among U.S.
residential roofing. This particular type of shingle is very simple
to install and has the added perk of being reinforced with organic
or fiberglass materials. It is also the most inexpensive product.
Cost is determined by a variety of factors including the slope of
the roof, geographical location, type of shingle, and the
involvedness of the project.
Asphalt shingles have a high resistance to fire and a long durable
life time. However, shingles in cooler climates tend to last longer
than those in warmer climates and proper attic ventilation has been
known to extend to its life time. Other factors contributing to the
life expectancy include the slope of the roof (higher sloped roofs
last longer), the color of the roof (lighter colors last longer),
and exposure to the sun.
Common types of asphalt shingles include the basic three-tab
shingle, dimensional shingles, the angle-lap shingle, and the no cut
out shingle. There are also custom shingles made to intimate other
materials such as slate and cedar. There are numerous colors and
styles available to enhance the design of your home. In addition,
asphalt shingles are available in 20-50 year warranties depending on
their thickness. These warranties will protect against manufacturing
defects, but do not offer a guaranteed protection against damages to
the interior of the building.