Roofing Design 101: Our Different Shingle Styles

Learn More about Your Shingle Choices

There are a number of different shingle styles available to homeowners, which can make the selection process a bit more difficult than it should be. Fortunately, the experts at See-Thru Windows & Doors are here to help you breakdown the choices so you can make the right decision for your [seolocation] home. First, we’ll address the different roofing material types. The materials used for roofing shingles include asphalt, metal, ceramic tile, slate, solar, wooden shake, rubber, plastic, and fiberglass. For our purposes, we will only be examining the asphalt variety, which is commonly viewed as the most applicable and popular. Asphalt roofing can be categorized in three styles: three-tab, five-tab, and dimensional. Each of these styles are beneficial with their unique properties and characteristics.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing Styles:

  • Three-Tab: The three-tab shingle is the most affordable roofing type and still widely used on homes throughout the nation because of it. However, it does have the drawbacks of being less durable and lacking architectural appeal due to their lack of perceived dimension.
  • Five-Tab: The five-tab shingle roofing option is lesser known but still applicable. We feature this unique roofing option in our Slateline® shingles from GAF®. The primary difference between this option and our three-tab options is the larger dimension of the surface area. This quality gives them greater durability and resistance to general weathering.
  • Dimensional: This style of asphalt shingle may also be referred to as Architectural and Laminated. The defining quality of shingles of this style is that they are designed with multiple layers and thicknesses of coated and surfaced fiberglass mats. The multiple layers and thicknesses are cut and bound together to produce different dimensional patterns. Furthermore, they make use of clever color composition to produce a look of greater depth.

Asphalt Roofing Styles & Installation

Within each of the above asphalt roofing styles, we have a range of products that can instantly improve the curb appeal and protection of your [seolocation] home the moment they are installed. Our most popular and well-received roofing is the Timberline® architectural series, which make use of GAF®’s Advanced Protection Technology™ to give them exceptional durability and strength. Additional selections from this series are the Cool Series® and ArmorShield™ Roofing shingles, which are highly rated for their superb energy efficiency and impact resistance, respectively. Explore your asphalt shingle roofing options with us when you contact us and schedule your free roofing consultation!

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See-Thru Windows is the one-stop shop for home improvement products and services in Waldorf and the surrounding areas. We specialize in replacement windows but offer much more, including entry doors, bathroom remodeling products, vinyl siding, and several other home improvement options. Our dedication to bettering homes with high-quality products has made us the trusted home remodeler of the Waldorf area for the past 20 years. Our windows, doors, roofing, and siding are rated and tested to standards set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your in-home estimate!