When choosing the right roof, there are many options. Shingles are the most popular solution to repairing or replacing your roof. There are many types of shingle roofs to choose from. Other roofing options include tile, slate, metal and even wood roofs.
Let’s take a closer look at shingles. There are many types of shingle roof styles available; Asphalt roofing shingles, strip shingles, dimensional shingles, luxury shingles, architectural roofing shingles, impact resistant roofing shingles, cool roofing shingles and specialty asphalt roofing shingles.
Asphalt roofing shingles have several types of dimensional shingles; architectural or laminate shingles. Asphalt offers protection against the elements from water to snow. They give you decades of protection. They are the most popular and found everywhere across North America. They are also not as pricey as some of the other roofing options. They can save the consumer even more money by being installed over an existing shingle roofing system.
Asphalt shingles have come a long way since their inception in 1903. Asphalt shingle systems have been around for a long time. Modern manufacturing has added some benefits to asphalt shingles. They can make them algae resistant or with the use of colors, create a reflective cool roofing system. They can be made to be extremely durable to resist hard weather conditions such as hail.
Strip shingles, also known as 3-tab shingles, are made from a single layer of asphalt and have a very flat appearance that typically offers a slate look.Strip shingles were the predominant choice of roofing materials prior to the 1980’s when designer shingles were introduced.
Dimensional shingles, also known as laminate or architectural shingles. Dimensional shingles are made with two or more layers of asphalt to give a thicker, fuller appearance. More expensive but with a better warranty, these shingles beautify and add texture to the appearance of your home.
Luxury shingles are the highest quality of all shingle options. They have the best protection and are considered the heavy weight of shingles. More expensive than other options, they provide the best weather protection available in shingle options.
Other types of roofing systems include tile roofing, slate tile shingles, wood and wood shake shingles. Metal roofing is also an option. Stone coated metal roofing offers an attractive alternative to metal roofing. Today, even solar panels are being installed on roofs across America.
With so many factors to consider, how do you choose the right roof? Your local contractor can help you to decide, depending on your budget and your needs. Always consider the weather conditions in your area when making a decision about a new roof that will need to last decades.
R&K Roofing is a licensed and insured roofing contractor in the Flagler county, Florida area. They have been in business for over 20 years. With experience and professionalism, R&K Roofing will help you to decide which roofing system fits your needs, but will also professionally install your new roofing system to last for decades to come.
Contact Information: RK Roofing | Cornerstone Center Inc. (cornerstonecenterfl.com)