Residential Roofing Shingles: Popular Type & Styles

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Residential Roofing Shingles: Popular Type & Styles

Though there are different roofing styles to choose from, shingles tend to be the most popular choice among homeowners. Selecting the right shingles is a crucial element of the roof replacement process, as shingles determine the durability and aesthetics of your new roof. However, there are so many options available in the market when it comes to roofing shingles that choosing the right one can be a mammoth task. You need to consider the color, the design, the life expectancy, and the cost of installation when selecting the shingles.

Here are some popular roofing shingles that you can choose from.

3-tab asphalt shingles 

These are the most popular and affordable shingles that you can use for your home. They range from 350-450 dollars per square. However, they are not the most durable ones as they have a base made of organic paper, which can get damaged quickly. Therefore, you will likely need to replace them very soon. 

Aluminum shingles

Aluminum metal shingles have become a popular choice among Americans due to their ease of installation, durability, and stylish appearance.  However, one drawback of these metal shingles is that they are very pricey compared to asphalt shingles.

Clay tiles

When it comes to durability, nothing beats clay shingles. They are available in various densities depending upon how long they have been heated when made. Their popularity is due to their eco-friendliness and low maintenance. They also last for up to 100 years, so that you can call them a one-time investment.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are the durable version of your affordable asphalt shingles. They have an additional layer of coating which makes them twice more durable as normal asphalt shingles. 

Wooden shingles

You can find two types of wooden shingles for your roof, one is called wooden shingles, and another is called shake wood shingles. Wooden shingles come in perfect shape and size whereas shake wood shingles have a more rustic appearance. These shingles can last up to 15-20 years, depending upon the maintenance and installation process.

Copper shingles

Copper shingles are one of the most durable roofing types in the market. These are some of the best roofing materials as they have high fire resistance and deter mold and algae growth. However, just like all other metal roofing materials, the sound is also an issue with copper roofing.

Rubber roofing shingles

Rubber shingles are mostly made of recycled materials such as rubber, plastic, old shingles, and slate dust. Rubber is relatively durable and doesn’t require much cleaning or maintenance. However, rubber has a pungent smell, especially during the early stages.

Solar panels

These shingles are an innovative design that acts as solar panels but appears like shingles. They are energy efficient, look sleek and generate electricity for your home. They have high initial investment costs, which deter a lot of people from buying them. However, the energy bills you save over the years make the investment worth it.

About Christopher Home Improvement 

If you are looking for a reputable and professional roofing contractor to install and maintain your roof, Christopher Home Improvement should be your one-stop destination. We provide residential & commercial roofing contractors in CT to get the job done the right way. We have served the residents and businesses in Connecticut and Rhode Island for over 16 years. Call us at 877-334-4654 or fill our contact form to get free roofing, siding, gutter, or home window installation and repair ​estimate.

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