- Author : superiorcarpentry
When your home needs a new roof for an affordable price, you have plenty of options to choose from. Traditionally, suburban homeowners prefer shingles as a way to protect their roofs. Today we will go over three popular shingle varieties and the various benefits they offer.
Traditional Asphalt Shingles
Made from fiberglass matting coated with asphalt granules, asphalt shingle roof solutions are not only some of the more traditional roof systems but additionally one of the most affordable. These traditional shingles are available in many colors and styles. If you plan to sell the home, we recommend a simple and traditional style, but if selling is not your objective, you should choose the shingle that looks greatest to you.
Named for their design, 3-tab shingles are sheets that have three tabs cut out of the bottom to appear as three individual shingles when installed on a roof. 3-tab shingles can be applied over an existing roof in most instances, eliminating removal and haul away costs. Their simple installation process delivers quicker than normal installation times, saving you money on labor charges. 3-tab shingles can last up to 25 years and are one of the most inexpensive materials available. They are able to resist insect and pests, UV rays, and extreme weather conditions.
Architectural shingles are also known as laminate or composite shingles and can provide some of the best protection you can get from traditional shingles. These shingles are resistant to mold and mildew, and with regular maintenance, can last up to 30 years. They are also more durable in storms and are less likely to be damaged by wind, hail, or the sun’s rays.