Are you interested in upgrading the shingles on your residential roof? While shingles remain one of the most affordable roofing options on the market for homes, many homeowners are looking for greater durability, and to meet demand, the industry offers 3 fortified shingle varieties that can do just that! Today we will go over 3 different kinds of shingles for residential roofing.
Architectural shingles are available in a broad array of styles and designs, and require less maintenance. While traditional shingles are often applied in a single layer, architectural shingle roofs have several tiers constructed from a better formulated, stronger substance. Average shingles are only resistant to winds up to 80 mph, architectural shingles withstand gusts up to 120 mph, making them ideal for areas that frequently experience strong storms. While these shingles are more expensive to install than traditional shingles, many clients agree that the value of these architectural shingles is well worth the investment.
Impact Resistant Shingles
As you may have already guessed, impact resistant shingles are true to their name, in that they’re able to handle hail falling without cracking upon impact. Hail damages ordinary asphalt shingle systems by cracking not only the surface shingle, but additionally the fiberglass layer on the bottom, which leaves the roofing vulnerable to leaks. High impact shingles are designed to withstand large hail without sustaining harm to the fiberglass matting below.
3-tab shingles are aptly named for the three tabs that are cut into the bottom of each sheet delivering a look of dimension and depth by appearing as three separate pieces. These shingles can be applied over your current roof in many cases, shortening labor time and costs. 3-tab shingles are also one of the most cost-efficient roofing materials, and can last up to 25 years when properly maintained. They can resist insect and pests, UV rays, and extreme weather conditions, and they are sold in multiple colors and textures, similar to architectural shingles.