For some homeowners, repairing or replacing a roof can often be a daunting and overwhelming task. From choosing a style and cut, to selecting the right texture and color, there are just so many things to consider when making a decision to purchase. Many are also unaware of the various types of materials they can choose from, which makes it that much harder to come to a decision.

Batterbee Roofing’s helpful and informational “Roof Types 101” blog series can help guide you to the roofing material that best suits your needs. We’ll start with shingle roofs.

Why Shingle Roofing?

There are many reasons for selecting shingle roofing for your home. Here are some of the reasons we believe you’ll love this residential roofing option:

1. It’s popular.

In fact, the standard three-tab asphalt shingle and the architectural shingle are the most commonly used materials for roofing in the United States.

2. It’s available in multiple colors.

What’s great about shingle roofing is that there are a variety of colors to choose from that can express your individual style and personality. One popular shingle type we at Batterbee install often is Oakridge® by Owens Corning® (one of our four manufacturer partners), which features both traditional colors (rich, even-toned) and Oakridge® Artisan Colors (multi-colored, dynamic) – both great options to make your home’s exterior really stand out. Some of these unique colors include Woodland Path, Sand Castle, Aged Cedar, Onyx Black, Shasta White and more.

3. It protects.

Many asphalt and architectural shingles are great for all types of environmental conditions. Another of the great materials we use at Batterbee, provided by our manufacturer partner GAF®, is the Timberline® Shingles with Advanced Protection® Technology line. These shingles offer superior protection against leaks caused by extreme weather and roof settling. Wind-driven rain is shielded with special roof deck protection materials and added ridge cap shingles.

4. It’s fairly inexpensive.

When compared to metal, tile and other roofing materials, asphalt and architectural shingles are by far the most cost-effective option. Of course, depending on the angles and pitch of your home, whether or not you need to have old roofing removed, what type of shingles you’d like, etc., you may be looking at some additional costs. But all in all, this is a significantly cheaper option in comparison to the other materials available.

5. It can help reduce energy costs.

Some shingle roofing products actually provide energy-saving features. Owens Corning™ Oakridge® Roofing Shingles in Shasta White, for example, is designed to reflect solar energy, which lowers the amount of heat let in to a home’s interior, as well as maintains the amount of air conditioning necessary to keep it cool.

6. It has a long lifespan.

Typically, most shingles last between 20 and 30 years, and the upgraded versions can last even longer. Plus, many brands that produce asphalt and architectural shingles offer great warranties that often cover things like material defects, ownership transfer, algae resistance and more.

There are many reasons to choose shingle roofing for your home. If you’re convinced that this is the right option for you, let us help with the details. From roof shingle types and colors, to details of installation and financing options, we’re here to help every step of the way to get you the beauty, protection and quality your roof deserves.

For more information about our roof shingle types or other roofing materials, or for details about our featured services, contact us online or call (352) 504-4441 today.