When discussing material options with your roofing contractor, one of the best materials for the Illinois climate is modified shingles.
These shingles, made of a combination of polymers and asphalt, combine strength with affordability and come in a range of shades and shapes to fit any home’s design. While this shingle type is more common on commercial buildings, a number of homeowners have chosen it due to the material’s durability and versatility.
Modified shingles are able to stand up to cold weather and snowy conditions that can damage other shingles They are highly impact resistant and are less likely to be damaged by high winds or hail. In tests, some modified shingles have withstood simulated winds of up to 110 miles per hour without damage.
Many modified shingles will heal themselves if they are cracked or damaged. The addition of the polymer makes them resistant to thermal shock.
The granules in these shingles help them resist UV damage. This means that they wear longer and can be used for many years without replacement. As a result, your roof can last twenty years or more when installed by a qualified roofing contractor. While the upfront cost may be higher than some other roofing options, the strength and durability means that this type of roof, when the cost is divided by years of service, is highly affordable.
Modified shingles come in a wide range of colors and shapes. These can be matched to the style of your house so that you are able to get a fresh, new roof that makes your home look great. Talk to us about the options available to match the look and feel of your home.
While this is an advantageous material for many homes, it does not fit every home style. Modified shingles are only recommended for low-sloping roofs. If your roof is steep, it may not be a good fit for this material. Additionally, the high level of durability raises questions about this roofing material’s environmental impact when it is removed.
There are multiple types of modified shingles. Some are applied with a specialty hot process. Others are self-adhesive and are installed using a cold process method.
The materials for the roof of your home is a big decision. When choosing the right roof for you, you will need to balance questions of cost, aesthetics and durability. Get in touch with us today so we can discuss the right option for your home. Our qualified roofing contractors have experience with a wide range of roofing materials and roof styles.