3 Major Types of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt roof shingles are the most popular roofing material used on homes across North America. There are three major categories of asphalt roofing shingle products available today – strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. It is important to understand the differences between each type of roofing shingle in order to pick the right product for your home.
Strip Shingles – Rectangular shingles, the most prevalent size being 12 inches wide by 36 inches long. Strip shingles most frequently have three tabs that are exposed along the length of the shingle for visual effect and are called 3 tab strip shingles. They are made from a single layer of asphalt and have a very flat appearance that typically offers a slate look. Since they are made from a single layer, they generally weigh and cost less than other asphalt shingles.
Dimensional Shingles – These products are manufactured with two or more layers of asphalt that are fused together for a thicker and richer multi-dimensional appearance, and are engineered to replicate the wood shake and natural slate roofing aesthetics. They are the most popular asphalt shingle.
Luxury Shingles – Luxury shingles are the highest-quality laminated shingles available, offering a differentiated appearance or functionality that outclasses that of dimensional shingles. Luxury Shingles offer premium protection for weathering, are stunning to look upon, have the highest quality, coloration, and dimensionality. Many of these products offer a very realistic representation of wood shake and quarried slate roofing.
It’s important to have your roof installed and inspected by a qualified, professional roofing company. Indiana Roofing Company has been proudly serving roofing customers throughout Northwest Indiana for over 25 years. Contact us today, we would be happy to come out for a free, no-obligation estimate.