Learn about the benefits of asphalt roofing shingles
Asphalt roof shingles are the most popular roofing material used on homes throughout the Kansas City metro area, and with good reason. Asphalt shingles are designed to protect Kansas City homes like yours through decades of weather extremes with minimal upkeep, and are available in hundreds of colors and styles.
In additional to offering a variety of style choices, asphalt shingles are also widely available throughout the United States, and are easy to install, making them an ideal roofing material option for professional roofing contractors like Rainscape Roofing to offer our Kansas City customers. And while getting a new roof is by no means an inexpensive project, asphalt shingles are among the most affordable options available. In fact, the structural surface beneath your roofing system (known as the “roofing deck”) is in good condition, new asphalt shingles can even be installed over older shingles, which can save you the costs associated with tearing off of your old roofing shingles.
There are three major categories of asphalt roofing shingle material available today – strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and premium shingles. One you understand the differences between the types of roofing shingles, you will be able to pick the best roofing material for your home and budget.
3-Tab Asphalt Shingles, Also known as strip shingles, are the most common type of asphalt roofing shingle in Kansas City. Strip shingles are composed of a single layer of asphalt material and have a “flat” look that gives it a slate-like appearance. Because 3-tab shingles are made from a single layer of asphalt, they weigh less and cost less than other types of roofing shingles. Prior to 1980, before the more modern designer shingles hit the market, strip shingles dominated the roofing market. Today, strip shingles are considered to be the budget material option for home builders, or as a replacement roofing material for homes that already had 3-tab shingle on the roof.
Dimensional Asphalt Shingles are also known as architectural shingles or laminate shingles are a very popular type of roofing material. These shingles are manufactured with two or more layers of asphalt that are fused together for a more robust “multi-dimensional” look, and are engineered to mimic a traditional wood shake and slate roofing look-and-feel. Dimensional shingles are typically heavier than strip shingles and usually come with a better manufacturer’s warranty.
All popular roofing material manufacturers offer premium asphalt shingles are the highest-quality laminated shingles available, offering a differentiated appearance or functionality that outclasses that of dimensional shingles. Apart from being shingle ‘heavyweights’ that offer premium protection for weathering, luxury shingles are stunning to look upon, presenting the highest quality, coloration, and dimensionality. These products offer the most realistic representation of the old-world wood shake and quarried slate roofing.
Due to modern engineering techniques and the dynamic properties of asphalt, manufacturers are capable of producing numerous specialty products that exist across all shingle types. These include shingles that fight algae growth, offer enhanced resistance to damaging hail, and offer cool roof color technologies that reflect the heat of the sun to keep homes cooler and can reduce the expenses of air conditioning. Depending on your location, choosing a specialty shingle can even reduce your insurance costs (e.g. – an impact-resistant shingle installed on a home in a hail zone). In addition, asphalt shingles are naturally fire resistant, making them an ideal choice for areas where wildfires are prominent.
Is it time to replace your Kansas City roof with a new, professionally installed asphalt roof by the roofing experts at Rainscape Roofing? Contact us today to get a free, at-your-home roof inspection.
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