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If it's time to replace the shingles on your rooftop, then you may be thinking about what sort of style and material you want. There are so many choices available that it may be hard to make a firm decision. No matter what type of shingle you choose, make sure it is strong enough to protect your Longmont roofing for years to come. Most shingles sold on the market should have a warranty that lasts for at least 10 years. Some companies even offer a 20-year warranty. Do your research before you commit to buying a large quantity of shingles. With that said, here is a short guide to the shingle materials available on the market today.

Wooden shingles have been in use for hundreds of years. They tend to be a bit more expensive than asphalt. If you choose wooden shingles for your home, you need to be very careful about what sort of wood you end up purchasing; pick a hard wood like cedar, and you'll have shingles on your rooftop for the next 30 years. Check in advance with your municipality to see if this option is legal as wooden shingles can pose a fire hazard.

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used material on the U.S. market. These low-maintenance, high-efficiency shingles can be easily installed by most homeowners. The asphalt is usually made of a mixture of fiberglass and other materials.

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The reflective surface makes them an excellent option for those worried about energy efficiency in their home. They are also available in a variety of styles and thicknesses, meaning that there is an asphalt shingle to suit every home and climate. These shingles typically last for 20 to 30 years before needing to be replaced.

You can purchase slate shingles if money is no expense and you want a personalized roof. While the shingles are quite costly, they can be designed to fit whatever shape and style you want. You'll also be choosing a material that will probably outlast you; high-quality slate materials can easily protect a home for 50 years or more. However, you will need to source a metal flashing that will last just as long as the slate. This can bump up the cost even more.

Flagstone shingles can be quite popular in some areas and are a practical alternative to slate shingles. However, this option really only works with a flat or gently sloped roof as most of the stones are kept in place by gravity and the other shingles.

When it comes to materials used for roofing shingles, the only limits are your imagination and your budget. No matter what you choose, think of it as an investment in the security and comfort of your property.

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