Roofing shingle?

Residential shingle roofing is a very common roof covering that consists of flat, rectangular, overlapping shapes generally made out of asphalt and span from the bottom edge of your roof to the top. They are essential because they are the first line of defense against the elements, which over time can compromise the structural integrity of your roof if not installed properly. 

Overtime roofing shingles can fall off, become damaged, or need replacing with age, which is why it is best first to see what types of roofing shingles work best for your home based on the following:

  • Your location
  • Your budget  
  • Color & style of shingles

The most popular roofing material option is of course asphalt shingles, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options. Let’s look at the types of shingles you can choose from!

Here is a quick list of the most common types of shingles:

  • Three-tab Shingles
  • Dimensional Shingles or “Architectural Shingles.”
  • Aluminum Shingles
  • Wood Cedar Shake Shingles
  • Standing Seam Metal Roofs
  • Corrugated Steel Sections


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Asphalt Shingles Architectural

Asphalt shingles architecture is the preferred choice for the majority of homes. They are the most durable choice on the marketplace and, therefore, last the longest with proper maintenance. While they cost more than average three-tab shingles, they are worth the investment! For starters, dimensional shingles, which they are sometimes referred to as are more durable and come with a better wind warranty rating. Most architectural shingles are rated at 130 MPH for wind resistance by the top suppliers (Owens Corning, GAF, CertainTeed).

What are your options for designer residential shingles?

Also called dimensional, architectural or premium shingles, designer residential shingles are a great option to give your home a unique look when other shingles choices fall short. Before you decide, you should be aware of your options.

Different materials –

From cedar shake to natural slate, there are numerous types of shingles that can give your home a high-end, classy look.

An extensive selection of styles and colors –

you can choose from a range of different options, from understated and conservative to vibrant and bold. Whether your color choices are inspired by fashion, nature, trends, your own personality or something else, you can find designer shingles to match. For example, you can select color shading to give it depth or colors that make the surface look more like wood or stone.

Decorative shapes and cuts –

with so many choices available today, you can give your home practically any look or vibe you want, from Victorian to Old World. You can even have them mimic the appearance of other materials, like terra cotta or slate.

The ability to go green –

many designer shingle materials are made to be solar-reflective. This means they meet Energy Star requirements to reduce energy costs, be better for the environment and save you money in the long run.

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What can designer residential shingles do for your home?

Make a statement.

The look of your home is kind of a big deal. Your home should send a message to all who see it. So, what does yours say about you? With designer shingles, you can show everyone that you have a stunning sense of style and great taste. They represent the ultimate in luxury.

Deflect the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

While the sun is great for light and warmth, it can wreak havoc on roofing materials. It can cause everything from discoloration to warping. Many designer shingle options don’t have this problem.

Improve the curb appeal of your home.

Make the Joneses keep up with you by being the first on your block to install designer shingles. Additionally, if you ever plan to sell your home, this is one of the first things potential buyers will notice and first impressions are everything. Best of all, they look great on any type of home. They can also be installed on almost any roof, even if yours is steeply pitched.

Fire resistance technology.

Materials like stone and clay are completely fire-resistant. Designer shingles can be made to not only resemble these materials but also have some of the same qualities and benefits. However, they are lighter and less expensive than those alternatives.

Less maintenance.

Not only do designer shingles make your home look good as new, they will also require less upkeep. They do a better job of withstanding heavy snowfall, strong winds, extreme heat, and excessive rainfall. In fact, some materials are specially rated for their ability to resist tears, impact, and hurricane damage. In addition, the accumulation of dirt, old shingles, and even mold must all be dealt with on traditional roofs. Then there is the issue of those unsightly black streaks, which are often the result of algae growth. Designer shingles are made to resist all these elements