If you are looking for roofing material you can use asphalt shingles. The reason being their durability, cheap in cost and manageability and maintain. A person working on a tight financial constraint could consider glass fiber ones as they are inexpensive.
These type of shingles have an under mat covered with glass fiber under the asphalt. By mixing the asphalt and fillers makes the glass fiber to stick on. The asphalt needs not come close to heat therefore there are ceramic granules that are put next to the shingles.
The gravel also has different colors and shapes available for sale. Asphalt has another organic type that is not cheap and does not have a filler. Did you know that if felt coat asphalt and ceramic granules make waterproof shingles?
The next is the organic shingles which are more expensive which are more heavier due to the superior density and its ability to oppose the weather elements better. Glass fiber asphalt shingles are cost effective and also easy to make.
It is not expensive to repair a roof because the cost is less than an dollar for a square foot. There are people who enjoy working with this type of material due to its durability and it high hail rating with some being class IV the highest in the area.
Depending on the location of the roof the asphalt roofing shingles can last for approximately twenty years. If the asphalt shingles are in a place where there are extreme weather conditions of either freezing or heating then their lifespan will be affected and further if they are faced with fast temperature changes in a day, hail weather, rain, and snow.
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. However if there is the recommended attic ventilation then the shingles life is extended. The asphalt shingles roof can be damaged by water and so to remove any excess water or melting snow from the roof it is advisable to have sloped roofs.
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.
There is no fear of the 3-tab shingle roof flying off because we see that when the wind comes it only lifts one side. A lot of resistance is met by these 3-tab shingles that are lighter and cheaper.
The interlocking offer extra wind resistance. The T-lock resists the wind more with the interlocking patterns that are overlapping. The cut out and angle lap shingles are different in appearance and has different gains.