Asphalt roof shingles are the most popular and economical type of residential roofing material. They come in a variety of colors and styles. They are also fairly durable; many asphalt roof shingles now carry a 130 mph wind rating and come with warranties of up to 50 years.
Asphalt roof shingles are made of fiberglass infused with asphalt. The top side is sprayed with granules. The granules provide color, UV protection, and algae resistance. They come in many different styles, the two most common of these being three-tab and architectural roof shingles. More creative shingles are made of modified asphalts, composites, and steel.
Three tab roof shingles are the most economical type and come in a variety of colors. They typically carry a 60 mph wind rating and up to a 25 year warranty. Because of the flat shape of a three tab roof shingle and its ability to shed water quickly, 3-tabs are often the most appropriate for lower pitched roofs in South Florida. Architectural roofing shingles also referred to as dimensional, laminated or composite shingles, have a heavier base mat with multiple layers of added material. Architectural shingles carry up to a 130 mph wind rating and up to 50 year warranties. The two kinds are different aesthetically and many people prefer the architectural shingles, which also weigh about 50% more than the three tab shingles. This makes them last longer than the three tab type of shingle.
Chase Roofing is an approved licensed roof shingle applicator to all major shingle manufacturers.
As an Owens Corning Preferred Platinum Roofing Contractor, Chase Roofing is proud to offer the Owens Corning Preferred Protection Warranty. Owens Corning backs our work with a complete material and labor warranty. Ask us about this industry leading roof shingle warranty.