What Are the Different Types of Roof Shingles?
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They may look similar, but there are actually many different types of asphalt roof shingles that come with various benefits and drawbacks. If you’re looking to update your roof, Paul Bange Roofing of South Florida will help you decide which shingle option is best for your home. Let’s explore the different types of asphalt roof shingles you can use in your roof replacement.
Asphalt strip shingles are one of the most common and affordable types of shingles. Strip shingles are made with a single layer of asphalt and come in a variety of colors. They are lightweight, easy to install, and can last up to 20 years depending on climate and maintenance. As they are only made of one layer, they cost less to produce and are therefore less expensive to purchase and install. While strip shingles were widespread in previous decades, they are now mainly used for lower-cost constructions or as repair materials on homes that already have a strip shingle roof.
Dimensional shingles are the most common type of asphalt shingle in use today. As their name implies, they are thicker and have a more dimensional look than traditional strip shingles. They are made from two or more layers of asphalt, as opposed to strip shingles, which only have one. Dimensional shingles are designed to mimic the appearance of wood shake or natural slate roofs. They are typically heavier than strip shingles, and can even have better warranty protection in some cases.
Luxury shingles are the most expensive option when it comes to asphalt shingles. Luxury shingles are made from the highest-quality materials and can feature unique and attractive designs. They usually have a thicker base layer, multiple layers of asphalt, reinforced edges for added strength and stability, and better weather resistance than other types of shingles. They can easily replicate the look of wood shake or natural slate roofs, making them the most realistic-looking roofing option.
Which Asphalt Roof Shingle Is Right for Your Home?
Whether you choose strip, dimensional, or luxury shingles from Paul Bange Roofing of South Florida, the most important factor is that your roof is installed correctly and meets all local building codes. Your roofer can help you decide which type of shingle is best for your home depending on your budget, needs, and desired look. Some options will be more cost-effective, but may provide inferior protection from the elements. All of these factors will need to be taken into account before making a final decision.
Schedule Your Roof Replacement Today
Whether you’re in the market for strip shingles, dimensional shingles, or luxury shingles, Paul Bange Roofing of South Florida is the roofer to call. With many years in the industry, we have experience with all types of roofing materials and can help you choose the best shingle option for your home. Schedule a consultation with one of our professional roofers today to learn more about roof replacement and how we can help enhance your Lake Worth home.