Asphalt shingles are the most common choice for roofing for residential projects. This is because they provide a fantastic balance of cost verse lifetime (value). Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass mat, asphalt, and granules. The fiberglass lends strength, the asphalt is durable and waterproof, and the granules provide UV resistance and other benefits.
Modern asphalt shingles are great for fire-resistance and hold up well to wind and work great in a wide range of climates. The cost bracket for asphalt shingles ranges from fairly inexpensive to moderately priced.