Many people forget about the roof when designing a new look for their home. In reality, the roof is one of the first parts of the home to be noticed, and you have many different options at your disposal when it comes to sprucing up the look of your home. Handling roofing shingles installation, however, can be a little tricky and should only be undertaken by a trained professional. Your job instead is to decide on the right shingle design to fit the aesthetic goals of the house.
The contractors at ServiceWhale have handled many roofing shingle installations, and we are more than prepared to take care of your next major roofing project. When first picking your new roofing shingles, you should consider the following issues:
#1 Tile Shingles
Tile shingles are not the cheapest and easiest shingles to install, but they are one of the most reliable roofing materials out there, though the weight of tile shingles does not make them ideal for all homes. Aesthetically, tile shingles are good for homes trying to evoke colonial Spanish designs found in many historical buildings in the American Southwest.
#2 Slate Shingles
You will find many slate shingled roofs in the Northeast, due mostly from the fact that slate quarries are popular in the region. This type of tile is also very durable and can last over 50 years if properly maintained and serviced. Slate shingles emphasize a very European countryside look and could be a good fit for rustic homes.
#3 Wood Shingles
Wood shingles will last differently based on the material from which they are made. For example, a hardwood such as cedar or oak can last for decades. However, wood shingles are primarily chosen for their look, which boasts both a natural and timeless quality unique among the many shingle types. You will just have to maintenance them often to protect the finish.
#4 Metal Shingles
Using metal shingles has become increasingly popular across the country, and considering the relatively low cost and durability, there is tremendous upside to metal shingles. Metal roofs can be coated in a number of finishes as well, which makes them more of a functional selection as opposed to a bold aesthetic one. Metal roofing is popular in the Rocky Mountains and other areas in the northwest.
#5 Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are very common, and much like metal shingles, they are used more for functionality than anything else. In particular, asphalt shingles are easy to install, making them a trade favorite among many roofing installers. Since you can get them in many different finishes, it is more about selecting an option that matches the rest of your home.
Let ServiceWhale Handle Your Roofing Shingles Installation
By allowing a ServiceWhale contractor to handle your roofing shingles installation, you are ensuring a high quality job that will last for years to come. For additional information on what ServiceWhale could potentially do for you, contact one of our representatives to learn more. Our team has many years of experience on our side, and we are confident we can help you.