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All About a Shingle Roof

When it comes to roofing, there is definitely no doubt about it – shingle roofing is the most popular form amongst Americans today. Roof shingles are roof sheathing made of individually overlapping elements, usually rectangular in shape, that are laid in rows to create a waterproofing effect. Roof shingles come in a wide variety of materials, including wood, asphalt, ceramic, slate, copper, tin, cement, , plastic, Asbestos, and fiberglass. At only $2-6 per square foot, metal shingle roofing is an extremely popular choice in shingle roofing, as it is able to imitate almost any roofing style or design for a fraction of the cost. However, the range of shingle roofing opportunities is endless, and each material can provide you with different qualities, depending on your needs. You can read about each kind of shingle roof material separately in our “Roof Shingles” area.

What to Be Wary of RE Shingle Roofing

Although it is economical and easy to install a shingle roof, there are several things important to consider before going ahead with shingle roof installation. Firstly, many of the materials from which roofing shingles are made, are lightweight. This causes them to be blown off easily by strong winds. Also, regular maintenance and upkeep is required for a shingle roof, as moss, algae, and leaf debris will grow in between shingles over time. And finally, some roof shingles are likely to rust, corrode, or deteriorate. Buying shingle roofing that has been proofed against these damaging factors can greatly increase the lifespan of a shingle roof. If you require further assistance choosing a shingle roof design, contact your nearest Roof 101 branch. We provide professional contractors with years of experience with shingle roofs, who can offer you all kinds of shingle roof services, including quality installation, thorough cleaning, and general maintenance services.



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