The most popular roofing material used in homes across North America is Asphalt Shingles as they are designed specifically to be highly durable and easy to maintain as well as customizable with various styles and colors.
Not only are Asphalt Shingles easy to install, but they are also a relatively inexpensive material and are therefore widely available throughout the US. As they vary in colors and styles, your roof can easily match your home and give it a stunning new appearance without putting a big dent in your budget.
When it comes to choosing your roof Shingles, our team here at Northwest Builders & Renovation will provide you with step-by-step guidance and recommendations to make sure you end up with the best option possible.
Asphalt Shingles are divided into 3 major categories, each with its own unique appearance and distinctive style. Strip Shingles, also known as 3-tab shingles are the most basic and original type of shingles. They are a single layer and are therefore cheaper, flatter looking, and very lightweight. Dimensional Shingles, also known as laminate shingles, are manufactured with at least two layers of asphalt fused together to achieve a thicker, multi-dimensional appearance. They are typically engineered to mimic wood for aesthetic purposes and are heavier than Strip Shingles due to the multiple layers of asphalt. The last and most expensive type of shingles is Luxury Shingles. They are the highest-quality laminated shingles available as they offer an appealing look and have better functionality than Dimensional Shingles.
Asphalt shingles are a great choice for roofing because they are lightweight, durable, and cost–effective. They are also easy to install, require little maintenance, and come in a variety of colors and textures. Asphalt shingles can last up to 20 years and provide excellent protection against weather and water damage.
The type of asphalt shingles you should choose depends on your climate, budget, and design preferences. Our Project managers and designers here at Northwest Builders & Renovation will help you out every step of the way and make sure you are making the right choice that will fit within your budget while also providing the best option for your home.
Asphalt shingles typically last between 15–20 years, depending on the quality of the shingles and the climate of your area. Regular maintenance and inspections can help extend the life of your asphalt shingles.