Different Types of Roof Shingles

Architectural Roof Shingles on a Brick Home

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When the time comes for you to replace your roof shingles, you might think your options are limited. While this might have been the case fifty years ago, currently there are many different shingle options for you to choose from. Each type of shingle offers excellent protection from the weather. Thompson Roofing & Siding offers services to install and repair roof shingles in your area. Give us a call today to discuss the wide variety of roof shingles you have to choose from.

So Many Options to Choose From

Most roof shingles are made from a mixture of fiberglass and asphalt, but even with similar materials, there are still many different shingles on the market. Here is a breakdown of the three most popular roofing shingles.

Impact Resistant
Impact resistant shingles are an excellent choice for homeowners living in an area that experiences a lot of hail throughout the year. These shingles are not easily damaged by hailstones and can often weather a hailstorm with no damage at all.

3 Tab Shingles
These shingles are the most common roofing material. They are inexpensive and easy to install and provide your home with a strong durable roof. They are called 3 tab shingles because each shingle has three notches cut into it to make it appear as though each shingle is actually three. Because of this method of manufacturing, 3 tab roof shingles provide your home with a symmetrical patterned roof.

Architectural Shingles
These shingles are made with two layers of asphalt and fiberglass. This makes them heavier than other shingles, and they are able to withstand very strong winds. The shingles are installed one at a time and give your roof a unique, multi-dimensional appearance.

If you’re interested in installing new roof shingles on your roof, call Thompson Roofing & Siding at (573) 789-8367.