Asphalt Composition Shingles

Composition roof shingles are a reliable, durable, and easy to maintain roofing product.
If you are looking for a classic, rugged, or timeless look, composition shingles may be the choice for you. Composition shingles have a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the center. Asphalt Composition shingles offer multi-level protection and are durable, reliable and easy to maintain throughout the life of the roof. They all come with a Class “A” fire rating and have warranties available in 25 year and lifetime. They can be separated into three categories: 3-Tab, Laminates/Dimensional and Designer shingles.

Asphalt – 3-Tab Shingles

20, 25 Year Manufacturers Warranty

The least expensive option is known as “3-Tab” shingles. This type of roofing has been refined over the years. It appears as a one layer product with a distinct pattern of tabs. This pattern is caused by vertical slots notched into the visible part of each shingle, splitting the lower half of the shingle into three tabs.

Asphalt – Laminates / Dimensional Shingles

Lifetime Limited Manufacturers Warranty

Laminates/Dimensional shingles also known as architectural shingles, are created by bonding or laminating two asphalt shingles together (doubling the material thickness), giving them a distinct three-dimensional appearance similar to that of wood shakes. They are a more recent variant and superior to the basic 3-Tab. Laminates have become the common choice in composition roofing, are considered more attractive, are heavier in weight, and have longer life spans.

Asphalt – Designer Shingles

Lifetime Limited Manufacturers Warranty

Most shingle manufacturers produce a line of designer shingles that offer the homeowner a variety of more sophisticated and unique design options. Typically, designer shingles are heavy weight, multi-layer laminates that provide deeper shadow lines, richer texture, and are physically larger than standard Laminates. Some are also made to simulate more expensive roofing materials like slate.