Are you roofing your house then you should consider asphalt shingles. The reason being their durability, cheap in cost and manageability and maintain. If you are on a budget constraint then the glass fiber ones is your best option as they are very cheap.
There is a mat that is covered by the fiber glass which below the asphalt. To hold the glass fiber and the asphalt together, fillers are mixed with it. There are ceramic granules that are kept next to the asphalt mixture to guard the shingles from any heat.
The fillers and asphalt gravel is also used to make different colors or styles for the customers. Asphalt has another organic type that is not cheap and does not have a filler. The ceramic granules mixed with felt coated asphalt make shingles that are waterproof.
The cost of the organic shingles being expensive does not stop them from being competitive because they are able to resist any conditions and have a more superior thickness. Finally it is easy to make shingles of glass fiber asphalt and their cost is effective.
The cost of repairing a roof is cost in square feet in which case then, one dollar is the cost of one square foot and this makes it very cheap. Everybody wants to work this durable material and which hail rating is high case in point the class IV and the best score.
Asphalt roofing shingles last for around twenty years but this depends on the roof location. If the asphalt shingles are in a place where there are extreme weather conditions of either freezing or heating then their lifespan will be affected and further if they are faced with fast temperature changes in a day, hail weather, rain, and snow.
Shingles react to temperatures and they do so by either contracting or expanding so just in case the temperatures suddenly rise or fall, the shingles can be damaged through cracks. However if there is the recommended attic ventilation then the shingles life is extended. Your asphalt shingles roofs if they come in contact with excessive water or melting snow can be damaged and therefore you should have slanting roofs to enable this.
Asphalt shingles come in few different types. There is the shingle that is 3-tab, the interlocking or T-lock shingle, angle-lap and the cut out shingle.
In case of the wind effect the 3-tab shingle is only lifted on one side hence no fly off risks. A lot of resistance is met by these 3-tab shingles that are lighter and cheaper.
More resistance from the wind is offered by the T-lock or the interlocking shingles. The T-lock offers even more wind resistance and the interlocking patterns that are nailed on each other as overlaps. The cut out and angle lap shingles are different in appearance and has different gains.