Asphalt shingle roofs come in different shapes, colors and sizes, which can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you want. You may also be hesitant to choose; if you install the wrong color or material, you may regret your choice later on even if it was properly installed. Of course, this can be avoided when you’re given more information on your choices and how each can benefit your home.
To make a good choice on what to install over your home, make sure you work with a professional roofer who can guide you through the roof replacement process.
What to Consider
When choosing shingle types, you’ll likely want to decide first on the right color for your home. Shingles are available in different colors and shades, so it will be easy for you to get the perfect color that suits the style of your home. For instance, if you want to add an element of classic elegance to your home, we suggest going for black, white or grey shingles. Or, if you want your home to blend more with your natural surroundings, warm and earthy tones should do the trick.
Asphalt shingle roofs are also available in different fire ratings. Some of them have fire ratings from class A to C while others are unrated. You might think that getting unrated shingles can be a bargain, but they often need to have a fire rating to meet local building codes. Shingles will also be classified with a wind rating as well, which is either Class F or H. Shingles with Class F ratings can resist winds up to at least 110 miles per hour (mph) while Class H has an uplift rating of at least 150 mph. Consult with your trusted residential roofing company to know more about what your best choices are for your roof.
Common Types of Shingles
- Strip shingles – These are also known as strips or three-tab shingles, and are made from a single layer of asphalt that can offer a slate look to your roof. They’re also lighter and cheaper than traditional slate roofing material as well as other types of shingles. They’re often used in building inexpensive homes due to their cheap price.
- Luxury shingles – These are one of the most expensive and premium roofing materials available on the market. They offer a visual style and performance on a level much higher than other types of shingles. You get the best protection against natural weather conditions without making an impact in your home’s visual appeal.
As one of the best contractors for shingle and metal roofs in the area, Certified Roofing Solutions, LLC has got you covered! Talk to us today by calling (800) 647-0986, or you can fill out our online contact form!