In recent years the profusion of styles, textures, and colors-modern architects,builders, and contractors now have more asphalt roofing choices at their fingertips more than ever before. And with each passing year, the choices get even more spectacular!
Asphalt shingles are cost-effective, easy to install , easy to repair, and easy to maintain. If you possess and artistic imagination and a flair for making design statements, there is an asphalt shingle to match your vision and bring it to life. From Victorian mansions to 1950's Ranchs and beyond, there is a asphalt shingle designed to match your home perfectly.
Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of styles and colors, and are carried by hundreds of distributors across North America, so you can be sure of availability all year round. Asphalt shingles will go on protecting your reputation for years to come.
TYPES OF DIFFERENT ASPHALT SHINGLES
Strip Shingles - are about three times as long as they are wide. Manufactured in both standard and metric dimensions, strip shingles are distinguished by the number of cutouts or tabs they have. The most common type of strip shingle is the "three-tab" shingle. You can achieve different textural and lighting/shadowing effects with strip shingles depending on the number, shape and alignment of the cutouts.
Laminated Shingles - contain more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also called Three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they give your roof the visual depth and beauty of a custom look. It's no surprise laminated shingles are a favorite among builders, roofing contractors and home buyers.
Interlocking Shingles - designed to mechanically fasten to each other, and are used to provide greater wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes providing you with a wide range of design possibility.
Large Individual Shingles - generally rectangular or hexagonal in shape, and do not use cutouts or tabs.
Economics -Asphalt costs significantly less than higher -priced rivals (including tile, wood, cedar,slate and metal) while totally outperforming them. But the savings do not end there. Because asphalt roofing is durable and requires little or no maintenance, it goes on saving you money throughout the life of your roof. In addition , roofs adorned with beautiful asphalt architectural shingles tend to raise the overall value of the home.
Aesthetics - The emergence of today's stunning asphalt architectural shingles is nothing short of an artistic renaissance in roofing! Gorgeous styles, colors, and textures abound,matched only by your imagination. Even regular 3-tab shingles have undergone a dramatic facelift. With bold new colors and enhanced shadow lines, anyone on any budget can now own a beautiful roof.
Maintenance - Asphalt roofs are designed to require low maintenance for decades. Properly installed, your asphalt roof will be extremely resistant to wind tear-off, uplift, moisture damage, and practically any other hazard mother nature can hurl at it.
Installation - Asphalt steep-slope roofing products are designed for safe, speedy and hassle-free installing all year round in any conditions. Weighing substantially less than rival products such as tile, concrete, slate , wood, and metal, asphalt is east to store, transport and unload.
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