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Picking out the perfect roofing system for your home is more than just what looks good and what doesn’t. Your home’s rooftop should be capable of weathering the storm, not crack or crumble under the sun’s heat and keep all that belongs inside cool and dry and all that belongs outside right there.

Today, we’ll examine how wood shingles and asphalt shingles compare to one another and which is the best option for your home.

Asphalt Shingles

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Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials on the market. The material is affordable, easily customizable, and durable. About 80% of homes in the US have an asphalt shingle roofing system.

Asphalt shingles are available in two variations, organic shingles and fiberglass shingles. Organic shingles are created by a cellulose mat saturated in asphalt and covered in a layer of adhesive asphalt and ceramic granules. Fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat and an asphalt and ceramic granule coating. The difference between the two is the material of the base mat. The asphalt and ceramic granules increase the material’s water resistance, reflectivity, and walkability.

The roofing material is capable of fairing pretty well against harsh weather conditions. However, once it nears the end of its lifespan, it tends to cracky, curl, lose its granules, and become easily loosened by the wind.

Wood Shingles

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Wood shingles make for a beautiful roofing system. It’s fantastic for homeowners who love incorporating elements of nature into their homes. The wood adds an invaluable aesthetic to any home, and its rich reds and browns complement your home’s curb appeal.

A wood shingle roofing system improves your home’s exterior and interior. It adds a natural, earthy aroma to your home; it keeps it warm during the winters and is naturally resistant to things like insects and water. In addition, if you’re worried about a possible fire breaking out, you can quickly treat your roof to make it more resistant to fires.

A wood shingle installation is a bit more costly than asphalt shingles. However, they have a much longer lifespan, upwards of 30 years. By regularly maintaining and treating your roofing system, you can make it last much longer. This is one of the downsides of wood shingle roofing; it requires quite a bit of maintenance to keep it looking good and working correctly.

Think you’ve made up your mind? Then, give Helsley Roofing Company in Plano a call today!

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