There are three major categories of Composite
Roofing Shingles available in the market:
The three-tab shingle lays flat with no dimensional thickness and can withstand up to 60 mph winds. This is the most popular option in the country due to easy installation, easy production, cost effectiveness, and long life span. Like other types of asphalt shingles, the three-tab shingle has a lifespan between 15 to 30 years which can be affected by climate, weather, environment, roof pitch, and algae and fungus growth.
- Cost effective option
- Easy to install
- Lay flat on the roof
Architectural asphalt shingles can be made to simulate the impressive, south after look of genuine cedar shakes or natural slate tiles without the installation, weight, maintenance, flammability worries (in the case of real wood) and expense associated with genuine wood and stone roofing materials. Because these shingles are thicker and heavier, they have a better wind rating
- Better warranty creates value
- Dimensional look
- Thicker, laminated shingles
Luxury shingles are multi-layer shingles making them the thickest, most durable shingle with the best manufacturer’s rating of all the shingle types. These shingles typically meet even the strictest HOA requirements. Cut to resemble wood shake or natural slate tiles, the look of a luxury shingle is distinctive and highly south after.
- Multi layered shingle construction
- Highest rated shingle type
- Often meet HOA requirements