What Are the Best Roofing Shingles?

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According to Bob Vila, asphalt shingles are generally considered the best shingles to install on an average home. This is due largely to the variety of benefits they offer, such as convenience and low cost.

The low upfront costs and ease of installation have made asphalt shingles perhaps the most common roofing option in North America. There are two main types: organic and fiberglass. Organic shingles consist of a base mat of organic material, such as cellulose and wood fiber, which is then made waterproof with asphalt saturation. Fiberglass shingles have a base mat of wet, reinforced fiberglass that is bonded together with a special form of resin.