Asphalt shingles remain one of the most popular residential roofing materials. With their exceptional durability, they’re among the most attractive roofing materials. Couple this with their range of texture and color options, and you have a winner on your hands.
In this post, your local roofing contractor discusses what to look for in your new asphalt shingles.
Consider the Type of Asphalt Shingle
There are three types of asphalt shingles: three-tab shingles, laminated and designer shingles. The three-tab variant is your most basic asphalt shingle, and it’s the most affordable. Although of the three, it’s the least durable. Laminated (also known as two-piece shingles) are your standard shingle system, boasting a dimensional look. Apart from better aesthetics, it’s more durable and long-lasting, too.
Designer shingles are the top-of-the-line asphalt shingle system. They have high-end aesthetics, some even mimicking the appearance of tile or slate roofs. They also have higher impact resistance and require little roof repair and maintenance.
Shingles are immune to algae, but they still affect the visual appeal of your new roof. While there are many treatments to get rid of algae, consider the preventive approach and look for algae-resistant shingles. These are usually made of or have copper in the asphalt as it’s proven to control and mitigate algae growth.
Some asphalt shingles are engineered to be more energy-efficient. These solar-reflective shingles feature special granules that reflect most solar radiation. This helps keep your roof cooler and reduces the need to use air conditioning during the hotter months.
As your local roofing company, we can help you pick the right asphalt shingle system for your home. Give us a call at (931) 787-9107 to learn more about the roofing systems we offer. We are a roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Crossville, TN, and other parts of Tennessee.