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Roofing Shingle Types For Your Home

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Roofing shingles play a big part in the long-term durability and appearance of your home. From slate to metal and asphalt, there are a variety of different styles of roofing shingles available. Learn more about the different roofing shingle types for your home.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt roofing shingles are among the most popular and reliable roofing materials available. Studies found that more than 70% of the volume of roofing materials used in both single and multi-family residential. It can also be found in new construction, roof repair, and roof replacement projects. There are many varieties of asphalt shingles available today to accommodate special applications like cold weather and hurricane regions or unique roof designs.

3-Tab Roofing Shingles

 There are certain characteristics of the 3-tab shingle that make it a popular option for homeowners and contractors. First, the three tabs create a symmetrical look on the roof. Secondly, 3-tab shingles have a standard sheathing attachment method that makes installation easier for contractors to install and homeowners to maintain. Unfortunately, because of these features, 3-tab shingles can be susceptible to premature damage from wind resistance and hail impact. If you currently have three-tab shingles installed on your roof or are in the market for a new roof, contact Brazen Roofing to help guide you through this process. 

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are considered a premium type of asphalt shingle. They are also called dimensional shingles or laminated shingles because there are two layers laminated together to provide a dimensional look on your roof. The increased thickness of architectural shingles compared to standard residential shingles make them ideal for high wind areas like coastal regions.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Shingles

Impact-resistant shingles are modified to withstand impacts from hail or other debris that might fall on your roof. Some shingles have a reinforcing fabric on the back. Others contain asphalt mixed with polymers such as styrene-butadiene-styrene (or SBS) which adds a rubberizing effect. These modifications increase the shingle’s ability to absorb the energy from an impact. This helps to reduce cracking or denting of the shingle.

Cool Roofing Shingles

Brazen Roofing can help with cool roofing shingles. Cool roofing shingles can help make your home more energy-efficient by decreasing heat absorption through the roof. Covered with solar-reflecting granules, cool roofing shingles block up to 80% of solar heat before it can reach the inside of your home. As an added benefit, these shingles have a Class A fire rating so you can rest easy knowing your home is protected by a material that helps protect the environment as well.

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Once you’ve chosen the perfect shingle for your home, it’s time to get to work! Brazen Roofing is here to help with any roofing complications you may have. Browse our Roofing types to find roofing shingle types for your home available in your area and find roofing shingle types for your home and request a quote today!

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