Shingle Roof Types in Glendale, Arizona

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Shingle Roof Types in Glendale, Arizona
In this blog, learn the different types of shingles, and how they benefit your Glendale AZ home or business.
Glendale, Arizona

Shingle roofing is perhaps the most popular type of roofing, whether it’s in Glendale, Arizona or anywhere else in the country. Shingle roofs are among the most affordable roofing types, and they are relatively durable. Shingle is an economical and practical roofing choice.

What you may not know is that there are multiple types of roofing shingles that you can choose from for your roofing. Here are a few types you can talk to your professional Glendale Arizona roofer about for your home:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of shingle roofing, and they are the most economical. The majority of shingle roofs that you see are asphalt shingle roofs.

There are two types of asphalt shingles: Fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass shingles have a fiberglass base mat that is coated with asphalt for waterproofing. They are lighter and thinner than organic asphalt shingles, but they are also more durable and have a higher fire rating.

Organic asphalt shingles are made of a felt mat that is coated with asphalt for waterproofing. They are thicker, heavier and more rugged than fiberglass shingles. They are also more flexible and more absorbent, which means they can warp over time.

Whatever type of asphalt shingle you choose, they are inexpensive compared to other shingle types, and they are easy to install.

Asphalt shingles will last from 20 to 30 years if they are properly maintained. Asphalt shingles are most vulnerable to temperature extremes and the formation of ice, algae and moss.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingle roofing is perhaps one of the most beautiful and unique roofing options. It creates a rustic, quaint charm for some homes and a sophisticated elegance for others.

Wood shingles cost a bit more in materials and installation than asphalt shingles, but many find the cost to be well worth it. Besides the unique look that wood shingles create, this roofing material is also more energy efficient. Over time, you could actually save a lot of money on home energy costs by installing wood shingles.

Wood shingles will last up to 30 years if they are properly maintained, and they are both organic and eco-friendly. The wood can be easily recycled or composted once the shingles are removed or replaced.

Though wood shingles are very durable and can withstand high winds, temperature extremes, and damage from hail, they are susceptible to infestations from termites and other insects, rotting and mold. They can also catch on fire more easily than other roofing types.

Metal Shingles

Metal roofing can be one of the most affordable roofing options — or one of the most expensive. The cost and the performance depend on the type of metal used.

Metal roofing is very durable, and it can sustain high winds and heavy storms. Thinner metal may dent, so a higher quality should be chosen for Glendale, Arizona homes, which are vulnerable to monsoons.

Metal will last 50 to 70 years, and it is recyclable when it has to be replaced. It is also energy efficient and can reduce your home energy costs by 10 percent to 25 percent. It is also fire-resistant and can be used on flat roofs.

The downside to metal is that it can be noisy in rain and hail storms, and can loosen as a result of expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.

Tile Shingles

Clay tile is the most common type of roofing material. It is very durable and will withstand most common roofing damages, such as cracking, rotting, and insect infestation. Clay tile also has a very beautiful and distinct look, and it will last up to 100 years.

The downside to clay tile is that it can be more expensive and is quite heavy. You may need a roofing inspection to make sure your home can support the weight.

Arizona Roofing Rescue is trained to perform work on all types of shingle roofing for your Glendale, Arizona home. An experienced roofer from our team can advise you on the best type of roof to suit your home, your budget, and your design goals. We can install a new roof, or we can repair and maintain your current shingle roof. Call us today to learn how we can help you.

Alan Monzon Author
Arizona Roof Rescue
6069 N. 57th Drive
Glendale, Arizona 85301
Office: 602-242-2706
Fax: 602-595-2704

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