Among the most popular roofing options in the country, especially for residences and other buildings with pitched roofs, are asphalt and laminate shingles. Asphalt shingles, also known as “three-tab,” are flat and consist of three rectangular “tabs” per shingle. They are reinforced with a fiberglass mat and typically carry up to a 25-year warranty. Laminate, also known as architectural or dimensional shingles, consists of multiple layers of different shapes and sizes, giving them a dimensional appearance. Laminate shingles have various options and styles that add more color and depth to your roof system. They are also thicker and heavier than regular asphalt shingles, adding to their durability and lifespan.
- Proven performance
- Resistant to weather
- Wide range of colors, textures, and shapes
- Lifespan from to 15 – 50 years
Many components complete a total roof system. It is important to follow manufacturer specifications. Shingles are fastened individually over the prepared deck underlayment. Proper nailing is essential for a roofing system’s life cycle, wind rating, and warranty. Complete roof replacement tear-offs, new construction, number of stories, and the roof’s pitch all play a factor in the process, price, and timeline of your roof system installation.