Bloomington Roof Styles: Asphalt Shingles

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BENEFITS OF ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING

With so many materials available for roof installations and roof replacements, why would you opt for something as basic as asphalt shingles? The construction of shingles has come a long way over the years, though, and their ongoing popularity stems from the variety of benefits that asphalt shingles offer. Experience benefits like:

Asphalt Shingles

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Easy Customization

With a variety of asphalt shingles styles to choose from, you have the ability to customize the appearance of your shingles so that they don’t even look like asphalt at all!

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Cost-Effective Options

Compared to other roofing materials, asphalt shingles still offer the most economical options that help you stick to your budget for your roof installation or replacement.

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Durability

On top of resistance to regular wear and tear, asphalt shingle roofing also effectively weatherproofs your roof against a variety of conditions.

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Simple Installation and Low Maintenance

Asphalt shingles are the easiest roofing material to install and repair. They also require less maintenance than other types of roofing.

STEEP SLOPE ROOFING SYSTEMS IN BLOOMINGTON, IL

If you’re interested in a classic, traditional roofing system, asphalt shingles are the best route for you. Choose from three different styles of shingle roofing to have installed by one of our roofing contractors.

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Three-Tab Shingles

Three-tab shingles were the most common type of shingle in our region through the 1990s. While they aren’t as popular anymore due to the decrease in prices for other types of shingles, three-tab asphalt shingles are the most economical option for most homeowners because they’re lightweight, durable, and last around 20 years.

Compared to other types of shingle roofing, three-tab shingles look a little bit more simple. That said, the varying color tones and notches in the exposed layer of shingles give three-tab shingles a decorative, more three-dimensional appearance.

This type of asphalt shingle is great for someone who needs a roof replacement and is looking for a more traditional, affordable roofing system.

Note: Because three-tab shingles are so lightweight, they can be more prone to damage during wind storms. The risk of this is minimized, however, when installed properly by a team of expert roofing contractors like our professionals at Sundown Exteriors.

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Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are the most common type of shingle in today's industry. Most architectural shingles automatically provide a lifetime warranty, although they do vary in weight. We highly recommend researching different shingle types, warranties, and any gray areas of exclusions in your guarantee that may apply.

One of the reasons that architectural shingles are the most popular type of asphalt shingle roofing is because it offers a more durable solution for roof installations and roof replacements.

Architectural shingles, also referred to as dimensional shingles, offer a more durable material because of their multi-dimensional texture and because the installation process involves creating several layers of shingles.

This type of shingle roofing will last approximately 30 years but, as we mentioned, many have a lifetime warranty. Architectural shingles are a great option for a homeowner who wants a more aesthetically pleasing roof design and appearance. The durability of these shingles compared to others also makes them worth the investment.

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Designer Shingles

The popularity of designer shingles has increased significantly because of their unique appearance and durability. This type of shingle offers a large selection of unique variations and styles to choose from. Designer shingles are the heaviest type of asphalt shingle.

While these shingles are more durable like architectural shingles, special attention to detail is paid to the design of these shingles. Designer shingles are created to look like other types of materials, such as natural slate tile roofing or cedar shake roofing. This is especially beneficial for homeowners in period-style homes looking for a more affordable, more durable roof replacement option that still echoes the original design of the home.

This type of asphalt shingle roofing is the heaviest option of the three. This means that it has the greatest resistance against weather damage, but it may also put too much weight onto certain styles of roofing systems.

If you’re interested in whether or not designer, architectural, or three-tab shingles are right for your home’s roof replacement, get in touch with Sundown Exteriors in Bloomington.

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Had a new roof and gutter guards on home and garage replaced 2 months ago. Very professional service and presentation. Contract presented along with license and insurance information along with paperwork showing carried workman's comp on employees. All work done within promised time frame. Perfectionism noted on completion of job and cleanup perfect. Employees very respectful and hard workers. Would recommend them and would use them again in the future if needed. Good job, thank you!

- MARIE M.

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