It is important to know about the different types of shingles when choosing a roof for your home. While there are many different types of shingles on the market, the three most common types of shingles for traditional residential houses in the Midwest are asphalt, cedar, and metal.
There are many factors to consider when deciding which shingle is best for your home, such as affordability, quality, appearance, difficulty of installation and maintenance, durability, energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. Those are many factors to consider, so we designed a chart for easier reference:
Pros and Cons of Each Shingle
Each shingle type has pros and cons, and it is essential to consider them all together when making important decisions about your roof. Slate and tile shingles are not being evaluated in this article because they are prohibitively expensive and not commonly seen in the Midwest.