Deciding on a roofing system that’s perfect for your home takes careful consideration and not just what looks good and what doesn’t. A fully functional rooftop should be durable enough to survive severe weather conditions, not crumble under the summer sun, and keep your home cool and well ventilated.


Today, we’ll be examining how wood shingles and asphalt shingles compare to one another and which one is the best option for your home.


Asphalt Shingles

The asphalt shingle roofing system is one of the most popular residential materials in America. The material is affordable, customizable, and durable – making it a highly sought-after exterior design addition to any home.

Asphalt shingles are available in two variations, organic shingles and fiberglass shingles. Organic shingles are created using a cellulose mat that has been saturated in asphalt and covered in a layer of adhesive asphalt and ceramic granules. Fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat and an asphalt and ceramic granule coating. Ultimately, the difference between the two is the material of its base mat. The asphalt and ceramic granules increase the material’s water resistance, reflectivity as well its walkability.

The roofing material is capable of fairing pretty well against harsh weather conditions. Unfortunately, once it nears the end of its lifespan, it starts to curl and lose granules more easily, exposing your roof structures to the elements.


Wood Shingles

Wood shingles make for a beautiful roofing system. It’s fantastic for homeowners who love incorporating elements of nature into their homes. The wood adds an invaluable aesthetic to any home, and its rich reds and browns complement your home’s curb appeal.

A wood shingle roofing system not only benefits the exterior of your home but the interior as well. It adds a natural, earthy aroma to your home; it keeps it warm during those cold winter nights and is naturally resistant to things like insects or water. In addition, if you’re worried about any fires breaking out, you can add a fire-resistant coating to your wood shingle roof.

A wood shingle installation is a bit more costly than asphalt shingles. However, they do have a much longer lifespan, upwards of 30 years. By regularly maintaining and treating your roofing system, you can make it last much longer. This is one of the downsides of wood shingle roofing; it requires quite a bit of maintenance to keep it looking good and working correctly.


Think you’ve made up your mind? Then, give Integrity Pro Roofing a call today!