5 Reasons to Have Your Commercial Roof Inspected

Asphalt shingles are far and away from the most common roofing material in the U.S. due both to their low cost and the durability they offer. Often shingle roofs can last greater than 30 years with the right care and installation. However, there is not only one type of asphalt shingles, and the right choice for your home can make all the difference. So, let’s take a look at the three most common types of asphalt shingles.

Three Tab Shingles

The most basic type of asphalt shingle is the three-tab variety. This shingle is made from a single layer with a durable fiberglass base that is then coated with mineral granules. These granules give each shingle a variety of color tones.

Three-tab shingles are an ideal weight for resisting wind and fire without the need for reinforcement. Further, these shingles often come with warranties for between 20 to 30 years, which is particularly ideal for those living in areas that are prone to extreme weather patterns.

These shingles can be easily identified by the notches they possess on their exposed layer, which offers a decorative element. Without the more expensive elements offered in more complex shingle options, these are a very cost-effective option that is ideal for those on a budget.

Dimensional Shingles

For those looking for an upgrade over basic three-tab shingles, consider installing dimensional shingles. These shingles offer a three-dimensional element due to their construction which uses multiple layers of shingle material and creates repeating patterns across your roof.

These shingles offer greater durability, and a number of grades offer different levels of strength. Some dimensional shingles are designed to withstand intense wind speeds, and in some cases, these shingles may offer even longer warranty periods.

However, the reason many homeowners choose these shingles is not for their durability but for their appearance. These offer more depth of appearance than three-tab shingles and come in a variety of color options. They are also popular among installers due to their ability to cover structural imperfections, so they are not difficult to find. They typically cost more than three-tab shingles, but they are not the most expensive option.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles, also known as designer shingles, are the highest quality shingles on the market. These shingles are thicker and made with a blend of materials and asphalt, which makes them much heavier than other types. This equates not only to a more visually distinctive appearance but also greater resistance to extreme weather.

For a heavy-duty roofing material, these shingles offer some of the most competitive performance. Plus, there is a wide range of options for appearance when it comes to luxury shingles, so if you are looking to make your home stand out, these are a great fit.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to choosing the right shingles for your house, it is important to consider your budget as well as the durability and appearance you are looking for. Though dimensional or luxury shingles may offer longer warranty periods and a unique appearance, any of these shingles may give your home decades of lasting protection with the right installation.

Contact Us

If you are looking to have a beautiful new shingle roof installed right, then look no further than North Shore Roofing. Our experienced team of roofers has been serving homeowners for more than thirty years. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.