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Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Shingles

residential-roofThere are five different types of roofing shingles, asphalt shingles, tile shingles, metal roofs, wood shingles, and slate shingles. It is important to get the right shingles put onto your roof. Each type of shingles has their own pros and cons to being used. Choosing the right material will not only help to make your property look better but also help to protect it from the weather. Searching for a roofing company in Lincoln NE to help get you the right shingles? A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE can help you get the right shingles you need.

Asphalt shingles are usually the shingles that are used the most. Some pros of using an asphalt shingle are that they are usually relatively inexpensive. Also, if you use asphalt shingles they may meet the Energy Star standards for your roof and earn you a rebate. A con to using asphalt shingles is that they typically tend to have a shorter life span than other types of shingles. Asphalt shingles typically have a life span of 20 to 30 years.

Tile shingles have a unique appearance characteristic of the Southwest states and colonial Spanish architecture. Some pros to this type of shingle is that they are one of the longest lasting and most durable shingle in the industry today. They have a typical lifespan of 50 or more years. Some cons to this type of shingle is that they are some of the most expensive shingles to buy and install. This type of shingle is also not for every property as some structures may not be suitable for the weight of this type of shingle.

Metal roofs are for properties with flat roofs or steep rooflines. It can be sold as metal or constructed metal shingles. Pros to using a metal roof are that some types are relatively inexpensive and can last up to 50 or more years. Some cons to using a metal roof are that they can be very noisy from storms and become dented from hail storms. Metal roofs are starting to make an advance into the Midwest.

Wood shingles because of their natural appearance are usually more appealing. Pros to using this type of shingle is that they usually last about 30 years and can sometimes last up to 50 years. They are also more appealing which can be a factor for some people when looking for property. Con to using this type of shingle is that they are more expensive than asphalt shingles.

Slate shingles are more of a popular option in the Northeast part of the United States. Pros to this type of shingle are that they are extremely strong, and have a longer life span of up to 50 years. Cons to this type of shingle is that they are more expensive, but if you still want this type of shingle there is synthetic slate product that has basically the same appearance but the life span is shorter.

Our roofing professionals here at A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE can help you get the right shingles you need. A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE professionals will give you their opinion on what type of shingle they think you should have, but we will also take in your opinion and help you get what you want. For a free roofing inspection please call A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE today at 402-325-2010 or visit our A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE website. To view some pictures and videos of our work please visit our pictures and videos page on the A&A Roofing website. A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE is locally owned, licensed and insured, and dedicated to providing the best customer service and quality roofing and siding. We utilize only quality building materials and products and provide you with one-on-one consultations. Let A&A Roofing Lincoln, NE help you today.

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