Types of Shingles
Yes, there are many different types of shingle roofs! Most commonly used shingles are the asphalt shingles. There are 3-tab asphalt shingles which are the cheapest option. These shingles can last anywhere between 15-20 years depending on weather conditions. There is a more expensive shingle called architectural asphalt shingles. These last on average 5-10 more years than 3-tab shingles.
3-Tab Shingle Benefits/Drawbacks
3-Tab Shingles are the cheapest options. This is definitely a great option for a low budget. These shingles can also come in a variety of color choices. This creates more creativity and variety for the roof. The drawbacks of 3-Tab Shingle Roofs is they need to be regularly maintained. When extreme winds, hail, and freeze temperatures hit, these can damage and wear the shingles. If you live somewhere where there is extreme weather and winds, it is best not to choose shingle roofs.
Solar shingles are used to provide clean energy. However, they are less effective than solar panels. The solar shingles are less noticeable than solar panels and give a more clean look. Most solar shingles typically cover a small portion of the roof. This means you would need to select another type of shingle for the remainder of the roof. Solar shingles can withstand higher winds and extreme weather. However, be careful, some homeowners don’t allow installation of solar shingles.