Professional Roof Replacement Services
Most homes in the United States have asphalt shingle roofs, and there are many reasons for this. One is that asphalt roofs are available in many different colors and textures, ensuring that you can find one that will match your home’s current aesthetic. Higher-grade shingles can last for 20 years or more, but the #1 reason is that they’re inexpensive, making them great for homeowners on a budget. Plus, most homeowners replace their current roof with the material that was previously on it, which is usually asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingles are a solid roofing choice, but there are many other options on the market as well.
Types of Shingle Roofing
Even asphalt shingles have different options to choose from. It’s worth taking some time to understand what each roofing type can offer you.
- Architectural/Dimensional Asphalt: This shingle type is a higher-quality asphalt shingle made of more than one layer of material. It offers better durability and wind resistance, and a more attractive look.
- 3-Tab Asphalt: These are inexpensive, but they’re not as durable as architectural asphalt shingles.
- Wood: Nothing matches the look of real wood. Wood roof shingles are great insulators and provide a genuine textured grain appearance. They do, however, require routine maintenance.
- Wood Shake: Unlike wood roof shingles, shakes are more rustic and have a thicker profile than wood shingles. They need to be regularly maintained.
- Tile: Tile shingles are available in clay or concrete. Both are popular on Old World or Southwestern architecture. Tile is extremely energy-efficient and can last for decades.
- Slate: While slate tiles can add a lot of extra weight to your roofing system, you won’t need another roof once you install this long-lasting roofing system. Slate is very aesthetically pleasing.