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Find the Right Type of Asphalt Shingles for Your Home

When deciding which type of shingles to have installed on your home, it’s important to make sure you know which shingle is the best fit for your home and budget. There are many styles, benefits, colors, and prices to consider when choosing the right shingles to protect your home. Here are the pros and cons of the three main types of asphalt shingles that are commonly installed on homes.

3 Common Asphalt Shingle Types

3-Tab Asphalt

3-Tab shingles are very lightweight and one of the most basic asphalt shingles. It is pretty easy to recognize once seeing their basic horizontal cut. It comes in many color options since the fiberglass in which it’s made of is covered with mineral granules that give them multiple tones. These shingles have a life-span of 20 years, allowing them to protect your home from different weather conditions. Since it is only single-layer shingles, 3-tab asphalt is perfect for anyone on a budget as it is relatively cheap compared to other shingle options!

Dimensional Asphalt

This is the most popular type of roofing people across America have on their homes today. If you’re looking for a shingle with more strength, then consider dimensional asphalt. It has two additional layers to the 3-tab, making it a more durable and weather-resistant option. Its sculpted look and extra laminate layer help it appear more durable with an enhanced design. It comes in many colors to match any style of home. These shingles cost up to 20% more than the 3-tab shingles; however, it can last up to 30 years, which is 10 years longer than the 3-tab.

Luxury Asphalt

Wanting a more unique look to your home? Then adding luxury shingles will be the perfect addition to create an eye-catching presence. The interesting texture from the shingles create depths and different shadows, giving your roof an individualized look. There are many benefits to these shingles. It is the heaviest shingle type and can provide the highest protection while holding the most durability of all asphalt shingle options. Additionally, it’s the best at keeping your home safe from rain or snowstorms. The con to this is that it makes these shingles the most expensive asphalt option.

Call Smart Roofing to Repair Your Roof

Whether your preference is on price, durability, or aesthetic, we have a variety of roof shingle options to fit your needs. Contact us at Smart Roofing to schedule a roofing consultation with our roofing experts and discuss what style and brand of roof shingles are the best option for your Iowa home. 

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