How many different types of roofing shingles are available? You might be wondering this if you’re trying to decide how to cover your new home or are looking into a roof replacement contractor to install shingles for your current residence. The short answer is that there are quite a few. Keep reading to learn about some of them.
When you hear the term ‘asphalt shingles’, someone is probably talking about the rectangular 3-tab roofing shingles that are such a common style across North America. If price is a consideration, these are really cheap and quite easy to put in.
If you want something more premium, then architectural shingles come in many colors and are also called laminated or dimensional shingles. These can last a lot longer than 3-tab shingles and stand up better to high winds.
Spanish tile and clay roof tile shingles come in many distinct styles and colors for even more choices. Wood roof shingles and wood shakes are less common choices that get confused with one another but aren’t the same.
Other choices include slate roofing, metal roofing, cooling roofing, and even solar roof shingles. Metal roofing can last a long time but can also absorb a lot of heat. Solar and cooling roof tiles can mimic the appearance of asphalt shingles in many styles and colors, but as their names imply, they can cool your home or even generate solar electricity that you can use on your own or possibly sell back into the grid.
Now that you have read this, you know that there are in fact many different kinds of roofing shingles available. They all have their own pros, cons, prices, and appearances, so weigh all the factors that are important to you before you make your decision, as it will be something that you have to live with for years.
Now that you have an idea of types of shingles available, give a call and we’ll help you make a wise decision (503) 206-3167