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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Three Common Types Of Roofing Shingles

by Martha Soto

Roofing shingles are the most common style of roofing material. Their small size makes them relatively easy to install, and their overlapping structure on your roof proves to be an effective barrier against the elements and water damage. However, shingles can be made out of a wide range of different building materials, each of which provides a different set of material advantages to your roof. If you are considering roof repair, understanding what the differences are between the most common types of roofing shingle materials can help you choose the best one for your needs.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing shingle on the market. Their widespread availability can be attributed to their relatively light weight, extremely high durability, and the fact that they are one of the most inexpensive roofing materials available.

However, asphalt shingles are susceptible to specific types of damage. High winds can tear them off of your roof, opening up the door for potential leaks into your home. Furthermore, extremely high temperatures can cause asphalt to soften or melt, making it more easily damaged by routine weather exposure and physical trauma.

Wooden Shingles

Wooden shingles provide a natural and rustic appearance to your home. Shakes refer to a particular type of wooden shingle that are of a rougher and thicker cut to provide a different aesthetic. Wooden shingles can also be sustainably sourced, making them a great option if you are looking for a green building material.

However, wooden shingles will require regular maintenance, cleaning, and staining to ensure that they are properly protected from pests like termites, as well as potential water damage which can cause warping and cracking – which can drive up long-run costs.

Metal Shingles

Finally, shingles that are made out of metal, like aluminum and steel, provide a distinctive finish to your roof. Metal shingles can be painted a wide range of colors, offering a greater amount of customization than other types of shingles. Furthermore, metal shingles that are either reflective or lightly colored will absorb less heat from the sun, helping to keep your home cool and your energy bills low in the summer.

However, metal shingles tend to be on the pricier side. Furthermore, some metals, like copper and steel, tend to be extremely heavy, and require a certain amount of roofing support to be properly installed without increasing the risk of a roofing collapse – which can add to the installation cost.