Asphalt Shingles


CertainTeed Asphaltic Shingles, commonly known as asphalt shingles, stand as the predominant roofing material in the United States due to their affordability. They offer diverse colors and styles, presenting an economical and appealing option for enhancing property aesthetics.

Dimensional shingles, also recognized as architectural or laminated shingles, innovate upon traditional asphalt shingles. Unlike standard asphalt shingles with three uniform asphalt tabs, dimensional shingles consist of two layers fused, featuring irregular notches that expose the bottom layer. This design creates a three-dimensional appearance with varying high and low tabs.

The dual-layer construction of dimensional shingles provides enhanced protection against wind and hail, capable of withstanding winds of up to 120 mph. Additionally, they boast an extended lifespan of 40 years, doubling the average longevity of single-layer asphalt shingles. Click here for more information on the Pros and Cons of CertainTeed Dimensional Shingles.

Advantages of Asphalt Shingles:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Asphalt shingles, including dimensional variants, offer cost advantages owing to their simple manufacturing process and ease of installation compared to other roofing materials.
  • Ease of Installation: Their flexibility and robustness make asphalt shingle roofs compatible with a wide array of roof designs, facilitating easy installation.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Available in numerous designs and textures, including innovative dimensional asphalt shingles, they can mimic the appearance of pricier natural materials such as cedar shakes, slate, tile, or wood.
  • Lightweight: Unlike heavier materials like slate, asphalt shingles are comparatively lighter and suitable for a broad spectrum of roof types.

Low Maintenance: Unlike some other roofing materials requiring regular upkeep, asphalt shingles demand minimal maintenance. While not as durable as tile shingles, they exhibit decent resilience against various weather conditions. In case of damage, they are easily repairable and cost-effective to replace by certified roofing professionals.

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