A roof can account for as much as 40% of the average home’s exterior and many factors weigh into the choice of materials. Some surfaces are more beautiful than others. Some offer greater endurance. Some are more affordable. But the one roofing surface which offers all those attributes in balance is the asphalt shingle.
Read the sections below to learn the differences between shingle styles and follow the links within each section for complete details of construction, colors, warranties and for product brochures. You can also review other products like metal roofing and flat roof systems for commercial and residential roofing applications. You can also visit our image galleries to see how these materials look when installed.
Now that you know how we started and what we have evolved into, you need to know how we can help you with your next roofing project. So to get your interest, how about customer assurance from an professional roofing company that your roof will be installed per the manufacturer’s recommendations and tht warranties won’t be voided the day your old roof is replaced. Believe it or not, but this is a common occurance that comes from jackleg contractors that have never even read the manufacturer’s instructions for the roof system they are installing.
Architectural shingles provide a stunning three-dimensional appearance that rivals the classic look of natural wood shake. Designed to evoke the depth and surface texture of natural roofing materials, with features such as soft shadowlines, lending the shingles a smooth, refined look. A look that is both striking and classical. Another benefit of an architectural shingle is higher resistance to wind and other elements of nature.
Metal roofs are one of the most durable and weather resistant roofing materials on the market today and have the highest UL ratings for fire, wind, and impact resistance. In most areas, metal roofs can be expected to last three or more times longer than a comparable asphalt shingle roof. In areas with extreme heat, wind, humidity, or temperature extremes, this advantage can be even greater..
At the top end of the spectrum, are the designer shingles. Unlike 3 tab and standard architectural, they can weigh as much as 425 lbs per square! Compare that to a 3 tab at less than 180 lbs per square, and you’ll quickly see why the designer systems have built a reputation for durability, along with their unique look. Take a look at some of the different designer styles in our Designer Shingles info center.
“If you are replacing your old, worn out roof covering with new asphalt shingles, make sure they have a Class 4 rating with Underwriters Laboratories UL 2218 standard. A Class 4 rating tells you a sample of the product did not crack when hit twice in the same area by a two-inch steel ball.”