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A Beginner’s Guide to Shingles

Unlike your kitchen sink, television, or microwave, your shingles are a household item that you might not directly use and/or think about on the daily.  If you are unfamiliar with shingles and other roofing items, you are in luck.  Today, our team of roofing experts, with over 30 years in the roofing business, have outlined some need-to-know information about shingles.

Shingles are made for two reasons, the first being to help protect the roof and the second to make the roof look better.  Furthermore, modern-day shingles are made to reflect sunlight, be fire-resistant, prevent algae growth, and more.  Lastly, shingles come in all different kinds of shapes, colors and styles to fit the design preferences of the home and business owner.

Shingles are made from a wide variety of different materials, including asphalt, wood, slate, flagstone, metal, plastic, and others.  The most popular type of shingles is made from asphalt.  This is an extremely affordable material, adding to the popularity of shingles.

Shingles can be installed either by yourself or by a professional. Because of the risk of working at the extreme heights and unsteady footing, we highly recommend hiring a professional for your installation of shingles.

If you are looking to learn more about shingles, need a shingle installation, or a shingle repair, and are located in the Charlotte area, check us out at Midian Roofing.  We have been in the shingle and roofing business since 2000, and we pride ourselves on ensuring every project is completed professionally and within budget.  Give us a call today!