When it comes to residential roofing, roofing shingles represent the most popular material, and that`s because they work well in any type of climate, are easy to install, costs can be very affordable and there is a wide range of materials they can be made from.
The most common roofing shingles are asphalt shingles. They can be seen everywhere, all over the country, being the most popular choice due to the price-quality ratio they provide. These materials have a simple composition, a supporting material, the main layer consisting in a mixture of asphalt and mineral granules on top, to provide better protection.
Although regular 3-tab shingles installed by roofing contractors Longmont CO are the most affordable roofing option, there are other two grades of asphalt shingles that provide better levels of performance and are thus more expensive.
Next up to 3-tab shingles are architectural shingles (also known as dimensional shingles). They are thicker, available in more shapes, providing increased visual appeal and coming with longer warranties.
The best category includes luxury asphalt shingles, which have multi-dimensional appearance, extra-layers that enhance strength against impact and tears and increased lifespan.
Besides asphalt, there are other types of materials shingles can be made from. These are typically very resistant products and some of them include special features:
- Metal Shingles
- Wood Shingles
- Composite Plastic Roof Shingles
- Solar Roof Shingles