Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing choice in the United States. They are the most cost-effective, versatile, and easy-to-find type of roofing. Clay tiles and slate are the most durable roofing options, but they are more expensive than metal or wood. The most expensive roofing options are green roofs or solar shingles.
Composite asphalt shingles are used in almost 90% of American homes. They’re durable, affordable, and easy to install. Asphalt shingles cost only $1.50 to $5.50/square foot or about $8,000 for a roof installation. They are durable for up to 30 years and can be reused to make pavement.
Mixing fiberglass, asphalt, and mineral composite allows manufacturers to create many colors, including gray, brown, red green, green, and blue. Their color will fade with time because of sun exposure. Depending on whether you choose three-tab or architectural shingles, the color and quality of your shingles will vary.
To create a durable, layered texture on your roof, architectural asphalt shingles are made up of individual tiles that are thicker than three-tab. Architectural shingles are more expensive due to the higher quality of the material and the longer installation time. They can last for up to 30 years, and they are more weather-resistant.
Three-tab asphalt shingles are thinner and made to look like three shingles. This makes it easier to install and gives the shingles a brick-like appearance. These roofs are more susceptible to high winds and can last for 7 to 15 years. They are the most economical option for roofing.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.