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Types of Asphalt Shingles

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So you’ve been in the market to replace your roof for months. And finally, you’ve decided that asphalt shingles are the route you want to take. You begin shopping around for the best deal on asphalt shingles when you discover there are multiple types of asphalt shingles. Panicked, you pick a random one, and they turn out to not be the ones you need. Sounds like a nightmare, right?

No worries though, we are here to help you pick the right asphalt shingles for you. When it comes to asphalt shingles, the three most popular types include strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. Keep reading to learn a little about each type of shingle.

Strip Shingles

When you see asphalt shingles, most people picture strip shingles. They are the original and most basic type of asphalt shingles. Strip shingles are lightweight and designed to look like slate. Typically, strip shingles are placed on the home in a single layer and have an extremely flat appearance. Strip shingles were once the most used shingle type in roofing, and as technology has advanced, we’ve seen a stray from strip shingles, unless the home is an economy model. The only other time we see strip shingles take priority is when the homeowner is simply replacing a few damaged shingles they already have in their home.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles are now the most used roofing material in the United States. Dimensional shingles are dual layered and provide a fuller and richer appearance when on a home. The thicker materials give the roof a multi-dimensional look, hence their name. Dimensional shingles are also a lot heavier than strip shingles, meaning they’re less likely to fly off during a strong summer storm. Dimensional shingles even have a better warranty than basic asphalt shingles.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles are typically known as shingles that are laminated with a bit of a different functionality and appearance than a dimensional shingle. A lot of the time you can recognize a luxury shingle as one that mimics styles from the “old world” roofing styles, such as natural slate or natural shake roofing. Some improvements that luxury shingles have over dimensional shingles are that they are more impact resistant and some are even reflected solar rays! Talk about helpful, especially when trying to beat the summer heat and lower energy costs.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most modern roofs offered by All Seasons Roofing. They are popular because of their look, cost, and maintenance. Asphalt shingle roofs are easy to install and can be more affordable when compared to other roofing material.

Many factors determine price such as size and slope of the roof. That is why every All Seasons Roofing customer relationship starts with a free roof inspection. This way we can determine the extent of your asphalt shingle roof repair or install and make recommendations.

If you’re ready to install a new roof, contact us today to get things started!


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