Asphalt shingles are the default choice in roofing for most residential homes. Asphalt is a popular choice because it has respectable durability and resilience, on top of being the most affordable roofing material available.Billings Roofing & Solar, your trusted local roofer, discusses what you should look for in an asphalt shingle system.
Three-tab shingles are your most basic type of asphalt shingle. They are made of a single layer with three individual tabs cut out, hence the name. This asphalt shingle type is the least expensive but offers only basic protection for your home. This is a common choice for new construction, but we recommend replacing them in the future.
This is the middle ground of asphalt shingles and arguably the most common. This two-piece laminated type is also known as dimensional or architectural shingles. This shingle system is characterized by increased durability and resilience and respectable wind tolerance. It also boasts relatively high impact resistance, making it a good choice for an all-weather roof. As your local GAF Master Elite™ roofing company, we offer a range of high-performance architectural shingle systems that give you increased protection and aesthetics for your home.
Designer shingles are the premium asphalt shingles. Many premium shingle systems can actually mimic the appearance of shake, slate, and even tile. And while they are aesthetically pleasing, they also boast excellent performance in terms of structural durability and elemental resilience. These kinds of shingles typically last the longest of all three types and require only little maintenance.