Both organic shingles and fiberglass shingles come in a wide spectrum of styles and prices. However, composition shingles often take heavy damage in Oklahoma’s frequent hail storms.
Organic shingles are more flexible and harder to tear, making them less prone to damage from wind uplift. With Oklahoma’s high winds, this is an important factor to consider. According to ASTM testing standards, paper based shingles have a fire rating of “B,” which means lower resistance to flames.
This earns them a more favorable rating environmentally. Fiberglass shingles maintain a fire rating of “ A” for their superior flame retardant qualities. In areas prone to wildfires, this is an important distinction. Though not as flexible as organic shingles, they are still a viable option in roofing materials.