Everything You Need to Know About Asphalt Shingles

So, you’re in the market for a new roof and want to know more about your options. There is a lot to know when it comes to roofing materials, and making the right choice to fit the style of your home and your budget is important! One fantastic option for a roofing material are asphalt shingles, which have become incredibly popular and widely used due to their durability and cost-effectiveness. While there are a multitude of different options available in the asphalt shingle market, in general they all share several key traits. As mentioned above they are cost effective, especially when compared to other materials such as cedar, slate, or tile, and can last for quite some time, in some cases as many as 30 or 40 years, before they need to be replaced. They are also relatively easy to install and to repair, making maintenance and upkeep a cheaper and easier proposition. Finally, asphalt shingles come in a wide array of colors, shapes, and sizes and can be used to create a great number of different styles, giving you many customization options. Below is a brief guide from EverGuard Roofing in Albuquerque to the main types of asphalt shingles widely available today:

Three-Tab Shingles

The original, and most economical, incarnation of the asphalt shingle is easily recognizable by their clean, rectangular lines and textured, gravel-like appearance. While they are by far the most cost-efficient option, they lack some of the aesthetic appeal of the other options and carry the highest risk of being blown-off in a strong storm. They can last for roughly 20 years. 

Dimensional or Architectural Shingles

The most popular type of asphalt tile being used today, dimensional shingles are thicker and stronger than their three-tab counterparts, and provide a slightly more robust look as well. They are less likely to be damaged or blown off during a storm, and can last up to 50 years. At EverGuard Roofing, we also offer a 50 year warranty through the manufacturer depending on the roofing system, ensuring you further peace of mind.

Premium Shingles

Premium, or luxury shingles, are specifically designed to replicate the appearance of cedar or slate shingles, providing the same luxury aesthetic at a fraction of the cost and with a much shorter installation time. They are also incredibly durable, and, if installed and cared for properly, can last for up to 40 years. 

If you’re in the market for a new roof and you’re considering using asphalt shingles, or any other roofing material for that matter, then give EverGuard Roofing a call! We are a trusted name in New Mexico, and have been building our reputation here for 20 years. From Albuquerque to Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces, we take pride in providing our community with superior results. All our roofing work is of the highest quality, and customer satisfaction is our highest goal. Call EverGuard Roofing for a roofing consultation today!