Roofing shingles are roof coverings that are produced by individual overlapping elements. These are laid in flat rectangular shaped rows from the bottom edge of the roof all the way up. Each additional row on top will neatly overlap the ones underneath. With many shingles materials to choose from, shingles are a very popular home roofing material today.


asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common used for residential roofing. Like the other roofing shingles, they are manufactured and produced in many colors to complement the style of a house and personal tastes. The most common style is the three-tab shingle, but there are also architectural and so-called "designer" profiles. The new line are thicker, more resistant thus lasting longer. Warranties for asphalt shingles can be between 20 and 40 years, depending on the manufacturer and the model.


wood shingles

There are two types of wood shingles: cedar and pressure-treated wood. Cedar is the more popular.Wood shingles are graded and each the type of wood shingles are used accordingly to suit the home, weathering and looks. Wood shingles can be pre stained or pre aged to change the look of the home. They can last from 25 to 50 years.


slate shingles

For slate roofing shingles, it can make your roof competent and water proof. Slate, tern plate, and clay tile were used on ornate buildings and in cities that limited the use of flammable wooden shingles. Slate is produced and available in many different colors. Slate shingles provides the homes with unique looks and appearances. These slate shingles for roofing materials can last 50 years or more, but again are very costly.



Roof tiles are 'hung' from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.