Roofing shingles are available in different colors, patterns, shapes, and styles. The need remains to select the ideal roof shingle as per your requirements and wants. Shingles are actually made up of different kinds of materials such as plastic, slate, metal, wood, and even asphalt. With time, roof shingles have created a niche for themselves in the world of roofs. However, it is always better to assess their pros and cons before using them.

Here are some positive and negative aspects of roof shingles.

Pros

Warranty

Shingles come with a warranty that they will not wear off so easily and this gives you an assurance that your hard earned money would be saved.

Aesthetic

The tiles are much more than a mere finishing detail. They are thermal, acoustic, waterproofing and fixing insulators. They allow a better view of the structure, and also protect the construction, derive rainwater, and thermally insulate to avoid excessive heat. They provide an ideal decoration since the market offers different styles, shapes, and materials. The options are endless: regular and irregular, natural or synthetic, flat, curved, refractory light. Tiles are versatile since they’re able to adapt to any architectural style.

Environment friendly

Shingles can be recycled and also help is preserving landfill space.

 

Cons

Maintenance

In certain areas, the surfaces of the tiles tend to form mosses and lichens but they can be removed by pressure washing them. This technique normally doesn’t produce any major inconveniences.

Weather Impact

Tiles are considered to be better performing when it comes to warm weather conditions. On the other hand, roof shingles are known to work well in snowy or cold weather.

You should thus take into consideration all the above mentioned pros and cons of the roof shingles and then take your decision.