If you are looking for roofing material you can use asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are recommended due to the fact that they are easy to maintain, to work with and are durable and cheap. If you are on a budget constraint then the glass fiber ones is your best option as they are very cheap.
These fiber glass covers a mat which is under the asphalt. To hold the glass fiber and the asphalt together, fillers are mixed with it. The asphalt needs not come close to heat therefore there are ceramic granules that are put next to the shingles.
The fillers and asphalt gravel is also used to make different colors or styles for the customers. There is another more costly type known as the organic variety and has no filler. These are waterproof because they are made of ceramic granules and asphalt that is felt coated.
Organic shingles that can forebear the weather conditions because of their greater compactness but they are more expensive. Finally it is easy to make shingles of glass fiber asphalt and their cost is effective.
It is not expensive to repair a roof because the cost is less than an dollar for a square foot. Everybody wants to work this durable material and which hail rating is high case in point the class IV and the best score.
Asphalt roofing shingles last for around twenty years but this depends on the roof location. However their lifespan is also affected by freezing, heating, snow, hail weather, rain and the fast rate of temperature changes in the day.
The cracks found on the shingles are as a result of the rise or drop of the temperatures which make them either contract or expand due to changes in temperatures. The recommended attic ventilation should be proper so that there can be an extension in the lifespan of the shingles. Asphalt shingles are also damaged by water therefore you are advised to have sloped roof drain out direct rain water or thawing snow from the roof.
There are different type of asphalt shingles. There is the shingle that is 3-tab, the interlocking or T-lock shingle, angle-lap and the cut out shingle.
In case of the wind effect the 3-tab shingle is only lifted on one side hence no fly off risks. These are lighter and cheaper than any other shingles and resist more from the wind.
More resistance from the wind is offered by the T-lock or the interlocking shingles. The interlocking patterns on the T-lock help the shingles to easily resist any weather conditions. Angle lap and cut out shingles appear differently with different benefits.