Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for residential properties due to their affordability and durability. Not all asphalt shingles are the same, though, and it’s a good idea to do some research before you make an investment.
Billings Construction Group, your trusted local roofer, discusses the various types of asphalt shingles for your home.
This is the most elementary asphalt shingle, and, as its name suggests, consists of a single layer of asphalt cut into three individual tabs. While it’s the least expensive type, it also offers only standard protection. Three-tab shingles are popular for new construction, but we recommend replacing them once they start showing disrepair.
Also known as dimensional or laminated shingles, architectural shingles are a direct upgrade from three-tab shingles. They boast increased durability, elemental resistance and better wind tolerance. They’re also innately impact-proof, making them a good all-around roof for homes in windy or stormy locations. As a GAF Master Elite™ roofing company, we offer high-performance architectural shingle systems that will protect your home and enhance its curb appeal.
Designer shingles are premium asphalt shingles widely considered as “lifetime” roofing systems due to their high performance. They are also notable mimicking the appearance of other premium roofing systems, such as slate, shake and even tile.
Don’t let their aesthetic inclination fool you, though. Designer shingles are the cream of the crop when it comes to durability and elemental resilience. They are also relatively low-maintenance and usually only require cleaning and the occasional repair.
Billings Construction Group is your local roofing and siding contractor. Give us a call at (405) 492-6018 for more information on our services. We are a local roofing company serving Bixby, OK, and other nearby areas. We look forward to working with you.