First, let’s discuss why shingles are so crucial to the construction of your roof. Most importantly, they are the primary barrier between your home and the elements. They prevent water and wind from entering your home and causing damage. Properly functioning and installed shingles prevent leaks which create mold build-up and structural damage. They also determine the cost of your utilities by shaping your home’s energy efficiency. High-quality shingles should deflect a part of the sun’s rays so that your home does not get as hot in the summer. This saves you money in cooling costs. On the other end, they form a higher level of insulation during the winter which cuts back on heating expenses. Lastly, shingles are an important aesthetic choice that shapes the exterior presentation of your home. Because the color and texture of your roof determine a large amount of your curb appeal, they should be carefully selected.
The type of shingle you choose will impact each of these factors from the integrity of your roof’s barrier system to the energy efficiency of your home to your house’s visual appeal. That is why it is important to consider your options. Below, we will describe two primary materials for roofing shingles: asphalt and metal. This will be a brief guide to help you start thinking about which type will best suit your home’s needs.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
One of the best parts of asphalt shingles is their design versatility. They are constructed in shaker or slate style in dozens of color options. Beyond those standards, the shingles are available in many geometric designs whether you want rounded, squared, or asymmetrical edges.
Along with construction, you can choose cool roof, algae, and impact resistant options. Each of these help prolong the life of your roofing, allowing it to protect your home for decades. No matter your vision, asphalt shingles have the durability and variety to meet them, and our specialists in Atlanta GA will make sure of it!
Roof Repair, Service, & Replacement
If you are interested in new asphalt or metal roofing, contact us today! From one of our five locations around GA and TN, we will gladly see to your new roof installation.