According to the 2018 Builder and Consumer Practices Report, asphalt shingles accounted for 70% of all roofing materials used in single- and multi-family residential roof construction, roof repair, and roof replacement projects.
There are many types of asphalt shingles. Some are made to be used in specific regions or for unique roof designs.
3-Tab Roofing Shingles
These asphalt shingles are more affordable than other options because they have a rectangular pattern that is repeated and separated by “slots”.
Architectural Roofing Shingles
They are also known as dimensional shingles or laminated shingles. There are two layers of shingle pieces that are laminated together to give it a 3D look. The variety in shingle shapes and sizes gives roofs with architectural shingles a pleasing aesthetic appearance.
Shingles That Resist Impact
Impact-resistant Shingles are shingles that have been modified to resist impact from hail and other debris that could fall on your roof.
Concrete tiles are used for roofing. Tile roofing is heavier than asphalt shingles and requires that the roof’s interior structure be strengthened to support the additional weight.
Slate Tile Shingles
Slate tile roofing tiles are made from individual pieces of slate, a natural rock, that are very heavy when they are installed together.
As a roofing option, wood shingles have been in use for hundreds of years. Wood shingles can be made from cedar or redwood. These shingles are made from cedar or redwood and have a smaller exposure than traditional wood shakes.
Wood Shake Shingles
Wood shake shingles can be made from cedar or redwood just like wood shingles. However, they are less precise than wood shingles and are often sawn off and then hand-split to give them a more natural look.
Another option for roofing material is metal roofing. Standing seam metal roofs or stone-coated metal roofing shingles can take longer to put up and have higher costs. This is due to the labor and system requirements.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Standing seam metal roofing has a series of vertical seams that run up the roof slope. Metal roof panels are usually made from standing seam panels.
- Galvanized steel
- Galvalume steel
- Titanium, or Stainless steel
Stone-Coated Metal Roof Shingles
Metal roofing shingles look different from flat panels or standing seams. They are made of stone-coated steel panels which simulate concrete or clay tiles roofing.
This post was written by a roofing specialist at All Star Roofing. We offer the best roof repair in Tampa Bay FL. We are a family-owned and operated Sarasota roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.