Deciding on the ideal shingle use on your property may be difficult as there are many types available. Cedar shingles offer quality and longevity. Asphalt shingles offer variety and value. Many roofing contractors also offer architectural shingles with lifetime material warranties.
For many asphalt shingles are the favored roofing material because they are inexpensive and has a superb lifespan of fifteen to twenty years. Even more popular is the dimensional asphalt shingles which are a tad more expensive but adds a 3D look to the traditional asphalt shingle style, and are available in many colors. Dimensional shingles have a unique installation method, due to which they last around fifteen years longer than the conventional asphalt materials. All asphalt shingles are reinforced with wood fibers and fiberglass making them very hardy. However the main downside to asphalt shingles is weathering, where after some time, even the best looking shingles will begin to look worn and old.
Wooden shingles are available in both red cedar and white cedar. Regardless of color, cedar shingles must get initial remedy and some maintenance. Selecting the appropriate shingle coating and protecting the stain are crucial towards the longevity and appearance of the house exterior. Bleaching oil - generally made up of linseed oil and bleach crystals - will safeguard shingles against decay and fungus. The red cedar shingles will also take on a natural, light gray color similar to the weathered look of white cedar in several months time. Mildecide is an additional agent in the bleaching oil which functions against the blackening many red cedar shingled buildings become subjected to. This blackening is usually a blend of mildew infestation and natural extractive within the wood. When treated with bleaching oil, red cedar shingles are able to climate naturally and evenly while simultaneously being protected against mildew and discoloration.