If one day you go up to your roof to find missing or cracked shingles, “sand” in your gutters, or other signs of damage, it is time to replace your roof’s shingles. There are many types of shingles that can be used for residential roofing in Menlo Park, CA, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are few notes on the more popular types of shingles available on the market today:
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of shingles used in the country today because of their relatively inexpensive price. In addition, some shingle manufactures offer specially coated asphalt shingles that subscribe to Energy Star’s standards leading to rebates. Asphalt shingles usually last for 20 to 30 years and can come in a variety of colors.