The Three Types of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

The Three Types of Asphalt Shingle RoofingAsphalt shingle roofing is one of the most popular types of roofing in the world due to its affordability, simple product design and durability. However, not all asphalt shingles are the same. There are a several different types of asphalt shingles, but they fall into three main categories, which are 3-tab shingles, dimensional shingles and luxury shingles. While all three kinds of shingles are made from similar materials, they aren't exactly the same. Read through this breakdown of the different types of asphalt shingles to figure out which ones will be right for your home.

3-tab shingles

The most affordable roofing option in most cases are 3-tab shingles. This single layer, 3-tab shingle are quite basic in terms production method and looks, but they are designed to last multiple decades under the right conditions. These shingles are incredibly lightweight, which means you won't have to worry about any sort of reinforcement to install them. What they lack in aesthetic value, they make up for in affordability and longevity.

Dimensional shingles

While 3-tab shingles will generally last 15-20 years, dimensional shingles have a lifespan of 30 years or more in most cases. They are designed with strength in mind, making them highly durable compared to their cheaper counterparts. These shingles also have a better look to them, according to many professional and homeowner opinions. These shingles are available in a wide range of colors to match any home.

Luxury asphalt shingles

If you want to up the looks of your home even more while getting the excellent durability of dimensional shingles without the cost of slate or tile, luxury asphalt is for you. They are designed to replicate much more expensive roofing options, but at a fraction of the cost. A slate roof could cost as much as 10 times that of luxury architectural shingles, but still look about the same!

If you aren't sure which shingle is right for you, be sure to talk with a local residential roofer about your budget and your wants and needs regarding looks and durability. For professional asphalt shingle roofing in Fort Wayne or the neighboring communities reach out to Old Fort Roofing. We strive to provide the highest quality roofing in the area. Give our friendly team a call at (260) 408-6759 and request a free quote for roofing in Fort Wayne today.

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