Types of Asphalt Shingles

Types of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are commonly used for homes in Orlando FL. They are a reliable roofing material that covers the shingles in asphalt to make them waterproof. Asphalt shingles are an inexpensive, yet long-lasting roofing option that varies in style, color, and construction. 

There are three main types of asphalt shingles that you can choose from when having a roof replacement: strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. These shingles all have qualities that make them unique, but some are better than others when it comes to roof replacement. Choosing between the three types of asphalt shingles, consider the level of quality you want and the overall look you are trying to achieve. We can also help you decide which type of asphalt shingles would be best for your roof replacement!

Strip Shingles (3-Tab) 

Strip shingles, better known as 3-tab, were previously the most common choice for homes. Strip shingles are the cheapest type of asphalt shingles because they are made from a single layer of asphalt. Strip shingles get the name “3-tab” from being notched three times in order to give three shingles looked when installed. Although strip shingles are more cost-friendly, they often need more frequent repairs due to the thin shingles and single layer. In areas that are prone to harsh weather, such as hurricanes, we frequently see strip shingles being cracked or split.

Strip Shingles
Certainteed XT™ 25

Dimensional Shingles 

Dimensional shingles are also known as architectural shingles because they create distinctive patterns. Dimensional shingles consist of two layers of asphalt shingles that bond together, creating a three-dimensional look for your roof. With the multiple layers of asphalt, dimensional shingles are extremely durable and can last over 30 years with proper maintenance. Dimensional shingles are a great choice for anyone wanting the look of natural slate roofs, without the cost!

Dimensional Shingles

Luxury Shingles 

Luxury shingles are known as the highest quality asphalt shingles. When it comes to durability, luxury shingles are the best there is! The construction of luxury shingles consists of three to five layers of asphalt, that covers the roof to ensure it can stand against the strongest weather conditions. Although luxury shingles cost more than the other types of asphalt shingles, they are more durable and can last up to 30 years with minimal repairs. On top of being extremely durable, luxury shingles are also stylish. They are designed to have a cedar shake roof feel, at a fraction of the cost. You can also choose between a list of colors to complete your luxury shingles roof. Luxury shingles are an overall great choice for anyone looking for a beautiful, long-lasting roof!

Luxury Shingles
Certainteed Grand Manor

Asphalt Shingle Roof Replacement For You

Here at Perimeter Roofing Orlando FL, we specialize in all types of asphalt shingle roof replacements. With our extensive experience and knowledge of asphalt shingles, we are more than happy to handle your roof replacement near Orlando FL! On top of excellent roof replacements, we also offer roof repair and roof maintenance services. Let us take care of all your roofing needs! Contact us today!

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