Shingles are types of roof covering consisting of individual tiles that interlock and overlap in such a way that they channel water off a pitched roof.

Metal Roof Shingles

Metal roofs are among the most popular roofing types. They are lightweight, easy to install using screws and clips, can be painted in a variety of colors, and can be molded and shaped to look like other styles of roofing material such as wood or asphalt. Metal roofing works well on homes in areas where it snows. The metal shingles allow snow to slip off the roof easily, which reduces the likelihood that the roof will dent or collapse under the weight of heavy snow.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are manufactured as smooth-sawn or as split style otherwise known as “shakes”. The most common wood shingles is the cedar shake.

Rubber Shingles

Rubber shingles are made of recycled products such as rubber tires, plastic bags or PVC pipes. They easily mimic the look of other types of roof shingles and usually incorporate the recycled part of the material itself. Shingles made to look like cedar shakes will often have saw dust from sawmills or slate-like shingles will include actual slate dust from recycled slate shingles.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roof shingles made from fiberglass coated with asphalt. In terms of design, there are four types of asphalt shingles: single-piece shingles, strip shingles, laminated shingles and interlocking shingles.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles are made from slate, a fine-grained metamorphic rock. Due to its chemical and thermal stability, slate roofing is strong and durable.

Synthetic Shingles

Synthetic shingles are manufactured from engineered polymers which are made to look like other types of roof shingles.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles are made from a blend of various roofing materials such as slate and wood and recyclable materials such as post-industrial plastics and hemp fibers. They are manufactured with a range of special additives which make them resistant to algae and moss growth as well as UV degradation.