Shingles are used to cover a roof and they are a very important aspect of your roof’s maintenance system.
Shingles are often the first line of defense against extreme weather conditions.
Preventive maintenance and timely replacement of shingles ensures the longevity of the entire roofing system.
Missing shingles can cause your roof to leak and lead to further damage.
It is always best to hire a professional roofer to install the shingles as well as answer any questions that you may have regarding the best type of shingles for your roof. There are several types of roofing shingles that homeowners may select from. Some of the most popular choices include: asphalt shingles, fiberglass shingles, organic shingles, and wood shingles.
Additionally, it is very important to reinforce shingles to ensure that they are stable and will withstand great wind pressure changes as well as fluctuations with the weather.
Asphalt shingles are a very popular choice due to the fact that they are versatile and inexpensive. In fact, the majority of homeowners use asphalt shingles, though there are many different choices available today. There are two types of asphalt shingles; these are fiberglass and organic shingles.
Fiberglass shingles are built upon a mat or core layer of fiberglass. This core is what makes fiberglass shingles different from organic shingles.
Organic shingles are made with an organic core. The core is made from recycled fiber such as wood or paper.
Since the older homes typically have wood shingles, it is very common for these shingles to need repair. Many times, these shingles may be between twenty to forty years old. Some signs that wood shingles may need to be replaced include leaks, cracks, or other signs of damage to the shingles or if the shingles are curled or show signs of breakage.
If you have damaged shingles it is best to call a professional roofer and have them repaired immediately.