Asphalt shingles have become much more sophisticated and technologically advanced in the past decade. There are two basic kinds of asphalt shingles: three tab asphalt shingles and architectural asphalt shingles.
Architectural Shingles have a lot of variation in color and deep dimension by way of layers and shading. They can very closely resemble wood shakes and slate, and give a much more traditional appearance.
Technology has been built into every aspect of modern asphalt shingles, from the sealing properties on their edges to the algae resistant and solar reflective properties of the granules. Today’s asphalt shingles have 25 to 50 year warranties and some are wind rated to 130 mph. There are also shingles with enough solar reflective properties to be Energy Star rated and qualify for Federal Tax Credits.
The roofing professionals at Jay Webb Roofing will help you select the perfect shingle for your project.