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For the average person, a shingle is a shingle. It’s simply something that goes on a roof for added protection. In actuality though, there are several different types of shingles, each one uniquely fitting for a particular building situation. If you are looking to renovate your roof, here are some quick facts to keep you in the know.
Shingles and Roof Pitch
The slope of the roof will be a factor in deciding which shingles are right for your home. Asphalt shingles are the most adequate shingle for a medium slope roof, because they handle moisture well – anywhere from a 4/12 pitch (mild slope) to a 12/12 pitch (extreme slope). Wood shingles are usually only used for steeper pitches as they are more prone to leakage. This issue, along with any other questions about shingles can be answered by M. Walter Roofing, your Chicago area roofers!