Taking care of the place you live is a necessary for everyone. After a house protect you from any wild weather you can never imagine while you just sleep tight, the only thing you can do to say thanks is to do maintenance on everything that needs to be fixed. One of the part in the house that really fight so hard is the roof, it gets direct sunlight, rain, snow, wind, and many others. Roof is like an armor for the house, how strong can it be only depends on the way you shingling a roof. In other words, roof shingle is the most important thing to defend our house from the attack of the wild weather.
Roof shingle can be a protective in certain way, but it also provide some kind of look to your house, because roof shingle comes with several type of color and materials. Roof shingles are commonly made from woods, asbestos-cement, slate, paper-based asphalt shingles, fiber-glass based asphalt shingles, and composite or ceramic. Each type of shingle provides almost the same protection to the house, but since the material made from woods and paper-based asphalt can cause to possible fire hazard, these type of materials are become less common than the fiber-glass based asphalt shingles. It makes the fiber-glass based become the most commonly used material in shingling a roof in the US. Like any other part of materials in the house, a shingle cannot just can live forever, just like human it faces an aging to, so it still needs replacement for every time it shows rotting or moisture damage. A hard material like asbestos-cement, slate, and composite or ceramic are more difficult in the installation and replacement because of its inflexibility, the weight and also fragile when you are stepping on it, but it provides more durability from the weather than any other type of shingles.
If it is time for you to renovate your roof, you decide on what type of shingles you like. The most important thing to consider is that it will provide not only safety feature but also eco-friendly.