Asphalt Shingle Roofs: Which Shingle is Best for Your Home?


Asphalt shingles have become the most popular roofing material choice across the United States, and for a good reason. They are affordable, sturdy, and offer a variety of options regarding color and shingle lines.  Some shingles are made to look like slate, while others offer a traditional, symmetrical look. There are three basic types of asphalt shingles. Let’s explore each type and the benefits of them. 

Three-tab Asphalt Shingles 

Three-tab asphalt shingles are made of durable fiberglass that’s coated with mineral granules. They appear to be three separate pieces but are only one. This specific design gives the roof a clean, polished, and complete appearance. 

There are four main benefits to the three-tab shingle.

  • Affordable – Considering these are quite easy to install, and the material is simple, the price tag for three-tab shingles can fit into a comfortable budget. 
  • Lightweight – this type of roofing material is the lightest when compared to all other roofing. This feature makes it simple for the installer to transport and carry the bundles. 
  • Easy Maintenance – Routine cleaning of your roofing system will help to ward off any pests, like termites, mildew, and mold. These shingles are relatively simple when it comes to replacing damaged areas. 
  • Simplicity – the simple, yet elegant, look of asphalt shingles makes for a clean finished look when fully installed. 

Three tab shingle

 Architectural Asphalt Shingles

Consider architectural shingles when you desire a lovely curb appeal yet keep the budget intact. 

What are the benefits of this shingle?

  • Beauty – these high-quality dimensional or laminated shingles offer a different look of quality, yet aren’t as expensive as other roofing materials
  • Durability – This type of asphalt shingle has an advantage over the three-tab. These are multi-layered, promising a stronger hold during Berlin’s harsh storms and weather conditions. 
  • Easy Installation – much like the three-tab shingles, this type is also relatively simple to install. They are lightweight and offer an easy-to-cut design for shaping around any corner or crevice. 
  • Energy-efficient – These shingles offer superior cooling and light deflection more than three-tab shingles. ENERGY-STAR-rated roofing materials offer either a 10% savings on installation or up to $500 with federal tax credits. A huge benefit! 

Architectural Shingle Roofing Specialists

Luxury Shingles

When it comes to the tops in asphalt shingles, luxury is the way to go. They are created from a blend of asphalt and other materials, making them three times heavier than their counterparts. This added weight can help withstand high winds, snow storms, and hail. 

What are the benefits of this shingle? 

  •  Stand-out Design – These lovely shingles offer a dimensional texture creating an amazing array of depth and shadows, mimicking the look of slate or wood shake. 
  • Durability – Considering this shingle is thicker than the other types of asphalt shingles, the strength is more noticeable. With proper care and regular maintenance, these shingles could last up to 50 years. 
  • Protection – When all three are compared, luxury shingles offer the best protection against fires. Their strength and durability are what make them stand above the rest. 

When choosing to roof your home with asphalt shingles, there is much to consider. This is just a brief overview of the selections offered by Artisan Roofing in Berlin. Contact them today to learn which system would benefit you, your home, and your budget best. 

Artisan Roofing is dedicated to providing nothing less than the best in asphalt roofing. Your new roof’s quality is our biggest concern. We dominate the details! 

Call today for a free estimate and to discuss your options. 

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