Sonny’s Roofing offers many options for shingle roofing as it is the most popular roofing material among home builders.
- Asphalt – Lauded for their affordability, durability and diversity, asphalt shingles are hugely popular in Boston MA. Asphalt shingles are available in organic or fiberglass materials.
- Wood – Also referred to as “shakes,” wood shingles offer a more rustic look and may be pressure treated to protect against rot, bugs and fire.
- Impact Resistant – These shingles are tested and certified as eligible by a third party company and may qualify homeowners for a discount on their homeowner’s insurance.
Asphalt shingles are highly recommended by most builders because they can be easily arranged to prevent leaks from rain and snow. They also reflect sunlight well, which reduces energy consumption in the home during the summer. Plus, they are inexpensive and easy to install.
The composition of asphalt shingle roofing enables the proper air flow in between the materials, keeping all the moisture away. This is definitely important, as the moisture can cause harm to the roof itself. Additionally, there are very few maintenance needs associated with this type of roofing, making it an ideal choice for those who do not want to have to deal with ongoing expenses.
Wood shingles, or shakes, create a more rustic, nostalgic feel. They are slightly more expensive and require a little more maintenance over the years. However, if you want to achieve a certain look for your home, wood shingles are worth the cost.