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Shingle RoofsWhen you are considering a roof installation or repair, the kind of shingles you choose can make a big difference in the final appearance of your home.  Shingle roofs have been used to protect homes and buildings for the last few centuries, and due to this, there are now many different types of shingles available to choose from.  Each type of shingle is designed to meet a different need.

Traditionally, shingle roofs were made of wood, tile or clay. Today, these natural shingles tend to be more expensive compared to other synthetic options that are on the market.  Shingle roofs made from these materials give a natural look to your home.  Although these types of shingles are aesthetically pleasing, it is important to note that they are more susceptible to damage from Mother Nature.  This means that they require more maintenance to remain in good condition.  However, when maintained properly, they can last 30 to 50 years or more.  However, if you want the look of natural shingles without the added cost and maintenance, there are synthetic options available.

Recycled synthetic composite shingles are made up of a combination of recycled materials—for example, plastic, wood, fibreglass and rubber.  These shingles are designed to imitate the appearance of wood, slate or clay.  They can last up to 50 years with very little maintenance.  Because they are cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing, they are becoming a favourite choice of many homeowners today.

If you are considering a roof upgrade, contact us at Slippery Slope Roofing.  We can offer you a consultation and explore the best options for your needs.

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