Shingles come in several materials including asphalt, wood and slate. The most common in our region are asphalt shingles made of glass fibers and other materials that render it water and fire resistant. Ceramic granules in the mixture add durability and resistance to the sun’s rays as well as adding splashes of color to the tiles.
Affordable and Versatile Shingle Roofing
Shingle roofing is the most common roof in American homes since it is versatile, easy to install and an affordable choice. Shingles may be made of wood, asphalt, stone or other materials.
Shingle tiles come in a variety of colors and styles. They are easy to repair in case of damage. The average lifespan of shingles in the hot and dry desert southwest is 10-15 years due to the intensity of sunlight and temperatures extremes. As with other roofing, sloped roofs are recommended for shingles so that water does not pool on the roof causing mold or causing the tiles to warp and break due to ice buildup in case of freezing temperatures.