There are many factors that determine how long a shingle roof can last. The quality of shingles, climate, workmanship and how well a roof is maintained all have an impact on shingle life. More »

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Roof shingle color is a personal preference, but homeowners should select a color by deciding what looks best on the house or structure that requires it. Looking at other houses or showroom displays helps a buyer to visu... More »

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Solar roof shingles work in the same way as standard solar panels, using photovoltaic cells to collect energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. It is the same technology first used in space by human-made satell... More »

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Aesthetics, weight, cost, installation requirements and the climate are all considerations for selecting roof shingles. Though asphalt shingles are very popular, other options include wood, metal, clay, slate, compositio... More »

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Enter the roof type, roof slope and roof ground dimensions into a roof shingle calculator to estimate the area of the roof. Use the value obtained to determine the cost of the required materials and cost of roof installa... More »

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Covering a roof with three-tab shingles requires three bundles for every 100 square feet of roof to be covered. Retailers sell shingles by the bundle and by the square, a unit equal to 100 square feet. Each standard bund... More »

A few benefits of having a metal roof include lightness of material, longevity, long warranties, weather durability and environmental friendliness. Some benefits of having an asphalt shingle roof include a low cost of in... More »

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