As the home owner, you need to find the best shingles, which will make your home beautiful and effectively suit your budget. You need to consider the pros and also the cons of the various choices of shingles Edmonton and also the approximate cost of each of these roofing materials. Also important is that you need to seek the advice of roofing contractor, who will determine the types of shingles that can work well for your house.
Here are the popular choices of shingles in Edmonton.
These are the most commonly used shingles, for the simple reason that they are very affordable. Nowadays, you can get coated asphalt shingles which meet Energy Star standards for those who want cool roofs. In the asphalt shingles category there are architectural, laminated and three-tan asphalt shingles. The latter are slightly affordable and thinner than the former two types. Generally speaking, asphalt shingles have shorter life span of between 20 and 30 years and are mostly affordable.
Wood shingles Edmonton generally cost more than asphalt shingles. However, the former are more beautiful and aesthetically pealing than the latter, thanks to their natural appearance. When you choose redwood, cedar or other hardwoods, you can rest assured that the shingles can last between 30 years and 50 years.
These shingles are very durable and can last for more than 50 years. They need some maintenance, and with the right maintenance procedures, they can remain leak free for many decades. There are real slate shingles which tend to cost a bit more, and synthetic slate shingles which are a bit cheaper. The two are very similar in terms of appearance, but the synthetic late shingles have shorter life span as compared to their real slate counter parts.
Tile shingles are mostly expensive and their installation is also costly. However, they also have very long lifespan and are highly durable, being over 50 years. They have a shortcoming of being heavy in weight and so may not be suitable for some homes, which cannot support their weight.
These are a good choice for homes in the steep or flat roof lines. The low-end galvanized (coated with iron oxide) metal shingles are generally inexpensive and highly durable as they can last for even more than 50 years. The metal roofs in general are becoming very popular as they combine affordability, light weight and durability.