Types of Asphalt Roof Shingles

In North America, the preferred residential roofing is asphalt shingles because they are durable and can last for decades with very minimal upkeep, according to IKO Roofing. Homeowners like asphalt shingles because they are easy to install, quite affordable, and one can choose what suits their home from a variety of styles and colors. The appearance of asphalt shingles can be manipulated to give it a dimensional look, adding character and dimension.

Asphalt shingles have three categories:

Strip Shingles

Strip shingles are named for the cut of the shingle, which leaves three exposed tabs to be nailed onto the roof. One of their most attractive features is that they are very affordable and easy to install, making them an option for many homeowners who want to do some roof maintenance themselves or those on a tight budget. They are also considered a classic look and are often used in older homes as classified by many roofing teams.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles are an architectural aesthetic that is popular among homeowners and architects alike for their sleek, modern look. Roofers have detailed information on how to make dimensional shingles by sandwiching two or more layers of asphalt together to create a multi-dimensional look that replicates the appearance. The dimensional shingles are less susceptible to wind and rain damage, are more durable, and last longer than conventional shingles.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles have been used in some of the most luxurious homes around the world because they’re beautiful and durable. These shingles are manufactured from the most colorful, durable, and beautiful materials available. They are used in high-end homes and the goal of luxury shingles is to make a home look unique and desirable. These products have been around for centuries and they will continue to be present in the future as well.

According to roofing specialists like the IKO roofing team, shingles are affordable, durable and a great option for many homeowners. They will give your home a classy and appealing look.