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Roofing Types: Asphalt Shingles

Explore Different Roofing Types: Asphalt Shingles

Do you need to replace your roof in the coming months? As you start planning for your project, take some time to think about which roofing type is right for your needs. If you’re not sure where to begin, the team here at SHS Pros is here to help. Below, you can learn more about one of the most popular roofing types: asphalt shingles. 

If you’d like some additional guidance as you plan your roof replacement or you want to talk to one of our roofing experts, please don’t hesitate to call us at 704-610-1942 or contact us online.

Why Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material on the market and what you’ll see the most when driving through a Charlotte-area neighborhood. They are made from a combination of asphalt and fiberglass and finished with a granular surface.

manufacturers offer shingles in a variety of styles and colors to help you create a beautiful and durable exterior. Learn more about these products as you plan your project.

Asphalt shingles overlap, which helps to form a tight seal that keeps water from penetrating the underlayment of your roof. Here at SHS Pros, we proudly install two of the top asphalt shingle brands available: 

  • GAF residential roofing shingles
  • CertainTeed residential roofing shingles

The Three Different Types of Asphalt Shingles

When planning your roof replacement, there are three different asphalt shingles you can choose for your home. Let’s take a closer look at each of them below: 

Three-tab shingles: As the most cost-effective asphalt shingle option, these are great for homeowners on a budget. These shingles are flat and a uniform size and shape, with three tabs that result in a classic look. 

Dimensional shingles: Also known as architectural shingles, these are thicker than three-tab shingles and have more of a textured surface. This dimensional look makes the roof more visually appealing, which can improve your curb appeal. Because of the higher-end look and the added thickness, they are more expensive than three-tab shingles. 

Luxury shingles: A top-of-the-line asphalt shingle option, luxury shingles mimic the look of more expensive roofing materials like clay tiles. They have a textured look, are the thickest asphalt shingle, and they offer the most durability. Of course, they are also the most expensive asphalt shingle on the market.

How to Maintain Asphalt Shingles

Unlike other types of shingles, asphalt shingles are fairly low maintenance and don’t require special cleaning treatments. To keep your asphalt roof looking great, we recommend doing the following: 

  • Get regular roofing inspections
  • Keep your gutters and downspouts clear to prevent damage to your shingles
  • Keep an eye on moss and algae growth to help prevent moisture issues
  • Complete any necessary repairs quickly before they turn into more serious issues

Asphalt Shingle FAQs

How much do asphalt shingles cost?

The price of your project will depend on the size of your roof, the exact shingles you choose, and other similar factors. When you work with our team, we’ll be honest and transparent about our pricing so you always know what to expect. 

How long do asphalt shingles last?

Generally speaking, you can expect your asphalt shingles to last between 15 and 30 years. To help extend the lifespan, we recommend getting regular roof inspections and keeping up with maintenance tasks so you can identify any potential issues before they get more serious. 

Why Choose SHS Pros?

Here at SHS Pros, we believe in giving our best for every project. When you choose us for your asphalt shingle installation project, you can expect unmatched customer service and craftsmanship, resulting in a low-stress renovation experience. 

Schedule Your Asphalt Shingle Installation

When you’re ready to replace your roof with high-quality, durable, and cost-effective asphalt shingles, turn to the SHS Pros team. To request a quote or schedule your project, please call  704-610-1942 or contact us online.