Shingle roofs offer the best bang for your buck, which makes them the most popular roof by far! Most houses get a standard architectural 30-year shingle roof, and for good reason, it’s very cost-effective. Moreover, asphalt shingle technology has gotten much better over the years. Shingles are more wind resistant, fire resistant, and mold resistant, and last a bit longer than previous generations. Since asphalt shingles go on relatively quickly, labor tends to be cheaper for asphalt shingle roofs as well. Shingles are very versatile. There are different styles, thicknesses, and colors. A customer can go with the standard, which in our opinion is the best bang for the buck, or upgrade the look and longevity without emptying the bank account.

The professionals at Apex Roofing And Sheet Metal have extensive roofing knowledge, and will help you pick out the best shingles for your home. We pride ourselves in our work and want you to love your new shingle roof.

Types of Shingles Available

There are many options on the market when shopping for shingles. Depending on style and price range, you are sure to find something that fits your roofing needs.

Want to spend slightly more and not a huge fan of the standard shingle? There are multiple different options here. For example, for slightly more money you can upgrade the architectural shingle to a slightly thicker model which will add more life to your roof. If you don’t like the look of the standard shingle there are premium high-end shingles that come in a variety of shapes to mimic slate or cedar roofs. In general, premium shingles are also much thicker than standard shingles which again, will add many more years of life to your roof.

Strip Shingles

Asphalt strip shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing shingles. They are made from asphalt and have a fiberglass or organic felt backing. Asphalt strip shingles are easy to install and come in a variety of colors. They are also relatively inexpensive, making them a good choice for many homeowners.

One of the biggest advantages of asphalt strip shingles is that they are very durable. They can last for many years, even in areas with severe weather conditions. Asphalt strip shingles are also fire resistant, which is another plus. They are also very resistant to discoloration and algae.

There are a few things to keep in mind when installing asphalt strip shingles. First, make sure the surface you are installing them on is clean and smooth. Rough surfaces can cause the shingles to warp or buckle. Second, be sure to use the proper nails or screws when attaching the shingles to the roof. Incorrectly installed nails or screws can void the warranty on the shingles.

Asphalt strip shingles are a good choice for many homeowners because they are durable, fire resistant, and easy to install. Keep in mind, however, that they require some basic maintenance in order to keep them looking their best. Inspect them regularly for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you do find damage, make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your roof.

Fiberglass Shingles

Fiberglass shingles have a glass fiber reinforcement mat that gives them extra strength and stability. They are lighter than organic shingles and cost less, but they are not as durable.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles are made from a variety of materials, including asphalt, clay, slate, or even recycled plastic. They offer the best features of both organic and fiberglass shingles, but they are the most expensive.

Composite shingle manufacturers use real cedar shakes and slate tiles for their molds to provide an authentic look. A roofer may be able to notice the difference, but anyone just walking by could not tell that your roof is not made of real cedar or slate.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles that look like slate and wood shingles are a great way to add curb appeal to your home. They are also very durable, so you won’t have to worry about them fading or chipping over time. Luxury shingles are also fire resistant and can withstand high winds, making them a great choice for homes in hurricane-prone areas. In addition, luxury shingles can help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thanks to their reflective properties. If you’re looking for a beautiful and durable roofing option, luxury shingles are a great choice.

Despite being more costly than the standard architectural shingle, luxury shingles are a cheaper alternative to metal, cedar and slate, so you can obtain a high-end look without spending high-end prices.

Choosing The Right Shingles For Your Home

As you’ve seen, there are many choices when it comes to shingles and many things to consider. If this seems daunting don’t worry, the experts at Apex Roofing And Sheet Metal will guide you through all of your options, and will make sure you are satisfied with your choice of shingles before installation.

As always feel free to browse around our gallery and check out our shingle work. If you have any questions or would like an estimate, call us today. We offer 24 hour service and are always ready to help you with any roofing need!

Metal metal roofing

Metal Roofing

Installing a metal roof will add rustic elegance to any home. Metal roofs can last as long as 50 years or more, require very little maintenance and are a great way to improve the value of your property!

Cedar Cedar roofing

Cedar Roofing

Cedar wood is long-lasting and resistant to severe weather conditions, making it a durable roofing material. Cedar roofs are also energy efficient, saving you money on your home heating and cooling costs.

Slate Slate-Roofing

Slate Roofing

Slate has been used for centuries because of its durability and weather resistance. Slate can come in different sizes, patterns, colors and textures to achieve a vast array of options to improve the aesthetic of any home.

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An asphalt shingle roof is a roof system made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. It's the most common type of roof you see on homes today.


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