Roofs are meant to last decades. As one of the least favorite but most important home improvement projects, most of us would like a new roof to last forever, they can’t. But, a new roof should last more than 20 years.
But there are some tips from roofing experts on which roofing shingles will give you the best and longest coverage for your money.
There's a 20-year three tab asphalt shingle, which is probably the shingle that was put on the house when it was built. There's a 25-year three tab asphalt shingle and there's an architectural shingle which is laminated. People often call that a fancy shingle. If you take a second look at roof with an asphalt shingle on it, it is most likely an architectural shingle.
There is also the 30-year lifetime laminated shingle. Most are asphalt, but others include wood, slate or tile.
When determining what kind of roofing product you want to use for your roof, first you want to think about what you have on your roof now? What kind of roofing material is being used on your house? What kind of roofing shingles is being used on your neighbor's houses? What's most commonly used in the neighborhood? What is going to fit best with the style? Also consider the color you choose. This is the advice from Angie’s List.
Angie’s List also wants you to know how important it is to hire a reputable roofing contractor.
When it comes to color, use the same method as picking paint -- hold up a sample to the outside of the home, both in the sun and shade, to get a good feel of what the single will really look like.
For more information on roofing and roofing materials, call SB Roofing.