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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Shingle for Your Home

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Shingle for Your Home

by | Feb 17, 2023 | Asphalt Shingles, Blog, Jonesboro, Roof Replacement

Asphalt shingle roofs are exceptional materials to use due to their durability, affordability, and ease of installation. There are three different types of asphalt shingles to choose from, each offering unique characteristics. It is best to explore the differences before signing on the dotted line for your new roof. 

Roof X Solutions is a Jonesboro-based roofing contractor that specializes in asphalt shingles, along with metal roofing, gutters, siding, and windows. We have more than 20 years of experience in the roofing industry ensuring the best methods, products, and techniques for a perfect finished project. 

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We offer three types of asphalt shingles: three-tab, architectural, and premium. (Are you interested to know about the history of asphalt shingle roofs?)

Three Tab Asphalt Shingles

These are the most common shingles chosen for residential homes. The cutouts on the shingle appear to be in three pieces. They are affordable, lightweight, easy to maintain, energy efficient, and can last up to 20 years. 

Architectural Asphalt Shingles

Laminated with an additional asphalt layer and bonded with asphalt sealant, they have a more defined, structural look and are more durable and waterproof than the three-tab shingle. They are also energy efficient, can increase the value of your home, and can last up to 50 years with regular maintenance and inspections

Premium Asphalt Shingles

As the name suggests, these are top-of-the-line, luxury versions of asphalt shingles. They are created to emulate high-end cedar or slate roofing but at a fraction of the cost. 

There are many factors to consider before choosing the best asphalt shingle for your home. Here are some things to ponder. 

Choose the Best Shingle for Your Budget

The homeowner can get excited about the luxury shingles but are nervous about the cost. Or the homeowner may be most intrigued by the cost of the standard three-tab shingle. Don’t let the cost frighten you. If you have concerns about the cost of shingles or any roofing project, make sure you speak with Roof X Solutions as we offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for our local Jonesboro residents. One of our specialists can assist you in finding the right fit for you. 

Long Term or Temporary?

How long do you intend on staying at your current home? If it is short-term, perhaps choosing a less expensive roofing material is best. In this way, the new homeowner will have the opportunity to change the roofing material down the road. If you intend on living out the rest of your life in your current home, perhaps a stronger material would be the best option. 

Check the Warranties

Each type of shingle has a different warranty package. Likewise, each type of manufacturer has warranties set up for their products. Make sure to discuss with Roof X Solutions the warranties offered when making your decision. 

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Impact Resistance

Impact resistance measures how well the shingle’s fiberglass or composite mat will hold up to excessive rain, wind, hail, or falling debris. There are four levels of impact resistance, ranging from Level 1, which is 1.25 inches in hail diameter, to Level 4, which measures hail at 2 inches in diameter. The higher the impact resistance number on the product, the more it can withstand and minimize damage to the overall roof. 

Choosing the right asphalt shingle for your home can be a little overwhelming. And we haven’t even discussed the choices for colors yet! Give Roof X Solutions a call, and let’s work together to bring you a fabulous new roof you can enjoy for years to come. (Learn about the average cost of shingle roofs)



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