New black composite roof shingles on an attractive Lake of the Ozarks home with landscaping

The Top Reasons to Choose Roof Shingles for Your Home

Roof shingles are one of the most common types of roofing and for many good reasons. They provide a protective covering for pitched roofs laid in overlapping style. Then, every successive row overlaps onto the next one during installation all the way to the bottom edge. 

Roof shingles are usually bought in a flat and rectangular shape, but horizontal and square designs are also fairly common now. Shingles also come in a variety of materials such as asphalt, bitumen, slate, metal, stakes, and more. In fact, one of our most popular new shingles is a composite roof tile that offers greater durability and architectural style options.

Due to their higher visibility on the roof, shingles form an important aesthetic component of modern home exteriors, too. So it is important to understand that they come in a variety of types and colors to choose from.

While the characteristics of roof shingles may differ depending on the materials used, there are some common reasons why roof shingles are so popular.

New style of composite shingles installed on a Lake Ozark, MO home with Lake of the Ozarks in the background

One of the top reasons people use roof shingles is because of their affordability. You can find shingles in many different price ranges. And it’s important to note that offering cheaper roofing prices does not mean that they are inferior in any way. When installed properly, roof shingles can easily last for more than 20 years! So, if you are working on a tight budget or considering a metal roof, speak to a qualified local roofing company to help you find the best option for your situation.

Shingles are quite versatile when it comes to choices and their applications. When looking for roof shingles, you need to start with the type of protection you are looking for, such as algae-resistant shingles or higher degrees of longer-life waterproofing. You also need to consider the aesthetics of the house and pick styles, patterns, and colors that will give your house a natural appearance. Once you know the qualities you are looking for, it will become easier for you to pick the right roof shingles.

If you live in an area that is prone to high winds, it is critical to protect your roof from any wind damage. Wind damage can cause serious damage to your roof. But experienced roofers know how to install roof shingles properly to ensure that they can adequately resist the high winds and also shift wind pressure. Thus, when you install roof shingles correctly (or have it done by qualified professionals), you can expect them to last for a number of years without any issues.

Two Lake of the Ozarks roofers installing new composite shingles

If you enjoy having a quiet home, outside noise can be a nuisance. This is especially true if you live in a house located near a highway or in a high-traffic area. But did you know that you can reduce outdoor sound by using quality shingles? They effectively help prevent sound transmission because of the amount of insulation they offer. So they can help cut down on unwanted noises and allow you to live in peace inside your home.

These are just some of the benefits of picking roof shingles for your home. It’s also important to focus on who is installing the roof shingles to ensure they work efficiently and last for a long time. If you are interested in a new roof for your home, it is best to speak to a trusted roofer to help determine which type of shingles would be perfect for your home.  We hope you’ll choose to contact Roof Lux for a free roofing estimate for your home.

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