As you plan out your roof replacement, you’ll need to choose an appropriate shingle type that will benefit your home. But with all the various options available, you might find it a bit difficult to select which one is right for you. It helps to work with a trusted contractor like Neumann Construction who can help narrow down your options and recommend the best ones based on your needs and budget.
Popular Shingle Types
- Strip Shingles
These are made from a single layer of asphalt that can offer a slate look for your roof. They’re also known as three-tab shingles or just strips because they’re lighter and cheaper than other types of shingles. It’s usually the standard choice when building inexpensive homes.
- Dimensional Shingles
They’re made by manufacturing at least two layers of asphalt and fused for a thicker and more “multi-dimensional” appearance. Also known as architectural or laminate shingles, they’re designed to mimic natural wood shake or slate roofing material, but as a more affordable option for homeowners.
- Luxury Shingles
Professional roofing contractors may recommend some types of luxury shingles if you want the best protection for your home. You get the best of both beauty and performance, making it a top choice compared to other shingle types.
Other Considerations to Keep in Mind
- Fire Rating
Many quality shingles will have fire ratings categorized from Class A to C. Local building codes usually require fire-rated roofs for residential homes. So, even if unrated roofing materials seem cheaper, they’ll only cause problems later on in your roof’s lifespan. Avoid getting unrated roofing materials!
With different shingle types available in a wide variety of colors, it won’t be hard to find the right one that suits your home’s architecture. Black or grey shingles can add more refined elegance to your home while shingles in lighter colors can reflect heat more effectively.
There’s no roof repair or replacement job that our team at Neumann Construction can’t handle. You can be confident that we always got you covered! Call us at (218) 270-0009, or you can fill out our convenient form online. We serve Pequot Lakes and neighboring areas, so talk to us today!