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Asphalt shingles have a few advantages over other types of roofing materials. Prized for their cost effectiveness and durability, they are chosen by many homeowners who want to reroof their homes. Many experienced roofing companies are accustomed to working with asphalt shingles. This makes it easy for professionals like Union County roofers to quickly install this type of material. Because a company has familiarity with the material, installation and tear down of shingles is relatively fast. This benefits a homeowner, as labor costs are reduced. However, not all varieties of asphalt shingles are the same. A homeowner can increase the lifespan of a roof that has asphalt shingles by paying a little more.

For some individuals, their primary goal may be to keep the cost of their reroofing project as low as possible. In these cases, they will want to use three tab shingles. These asphalt style shingles are very simple in construction. They are made up of rectangular asphalt tile strips that overlap. They are plain, inexpensive shingles that are perfect if a homeowner just needs a roof that will last 15 to 20 years, but if a person desires a roof that lasts a little longer, they may want to explore the possibility of using dimensional shingles.

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Some homeowners demand a greater lifespan out of the roofing material that they use on their home. For these individuals, dimensional shingles may be the best choice. Dimensional asphalt shingles provide a longer service life. While they do cost more than three tab shingles, they offer a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. In addition, they do not come in just one set size. Architectural shingles are offered in various shapes as well as a number of colors. A shadowing effect at the top of each shingle adds an element of depth that helps enhance the aesthetic quality of this roofing material. They are adequate for regions that have average weather, but a homeowner who lives in an area with extreme weather conditions may want to choose a more durable type of asphalt shingle.

If a person lives in an area that has high winds or extreme weather conditions, they may want to look into interlocking asphalt shingles. When a worker installs this roofing material, the shingles are interlocked together so that they provide extra resistance against high winds. Having no exposed edges or corners allows wind to blow over this type of shingle and lowers the chance of exposed underlayment or decking. This type of roofing material is excellent for homeowners who live in harsh weather environments and are susceptible to tornado or hurricane type winds.

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