What Type of Asphalt Shingles Should I Buy?

A new roof is a major investment that requires a lot of thought and consideration. One question that may come up is what type of shingles should I buy? There are three main categories of asphalt shingle products available today – strip, dimensional, and luxury shingles. It is important to understand the differences between each type of roofing shingle in order to pick the right product for your home.

Strip Shingles

Strip shingles are the original and most basic asphalt shingles. Since they are made from a single layer, they generally weigh and cost less than other asphalt shingles. Strip shingles are used most often used by home builders that keep budget and time in mind. CertainTeed offers its customers the XT 25 strip shingle.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles are the most prevalent asphalt shingles. These products are manufactured with two or more layers of asphalt. Dimensional shingles are typically heavier than strip shingles and have improved warranty protection. CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles are a prototypical design for a dimensional roofing shingle.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles are the highest-quality laminated shingles available, offering a refined appearance and functionality that performs. Apart from being a heavy-duty shingle that offers premium protection for weathering, luxury shingles are notably the most beautiful option. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor and Carriage House products are prime examples of Luxury roofing shingles.

Shingles are an important part of any roof and should be considered extensively before making a final decision. Clayton Hoover & Sons have over 75 years experience, get in contact with us today to see how we can help you build a better roof.

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