Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles: From Basic to Bold…Which Type Should You Choose?

Are you ready to dive into the world of Asphalt Shingles? It may not seem that exciting but there are a few things you should learn before you make a shingle decision.
There are three main types of granular shingles you can use for your new roof. Not only will new shingles increase your home's value, but they'll also update the exterior, as well. Read on to discover which type of asphalt shingles are best for you, after all, they make your home's first impression.

3 Styles of Asphalt Shingles

The choices are endless when you're considering which asphalt shingles to use on your new roof. Take a look at some of the most popular,

3-tab Shingles

First of all, there's nothing boring about modern 3-tab basic shingles. Roofing material companies have created color palettes that are on trend and as a result, the popularity of 3-tabs will always remain. Lightweight, affordable, and designed to last at least 20 years, asphalt shingles are a functional and economical choice for the homeowner on a budget. 3-tab shingles can be recognized by their notched layer (usually 3-tabs, hence the name.) A few things to consider, because you'd rather be safe than sorry, 3-tabs can be prone to blow-off in poor weather conditions. Hence, roof repairs. 

 Asphalt Shingles - Owens Corning Supreme 33.33-sq ft Beachwood Sand 3-Tab Roof Shingles
 Asphalt Shingles- Owens Corning Oakridge 32.8 Sq Ft Desert Tan Dimensional Roof Shingles Hl11

Dimensional Shingles

If you want to add some sophistication to your home look no further than dimensional shingles. Constructed of two layers, these durable shingles can last over 30 years. And they look great. their multi-dimensional texture is easily recognized. The only downside? Dimensional shingles cost more than the asphalt variety. If you're in the process of making a roof replacement decision, why not first consider the strength and lifespan of this popular variety?

Designer Shingles

When only the best will do (because your home is worth it ) there are luxury shingles. Their multi-dimensional appearance and maximum durability promise to protect your home with style for years to come. Better yet, they're a more affordable option to costly cedar or slate shingles. Luxury shingles are an excellent choice if you live in hurricane-prone regions, as their extra layers provide additional weight. Ideal for period homes, deserving of their distinctive charm, designer luxury shingles are the cream of the shingles for your rooftop.

 Asphalt Shingles - GAF designer shingles

Do You Need Asphalt Shingle Help?

Now that you've learned about the 3 main types of asphalt shingles it's time to have some fun. Our roofing professionals will help you choose the best shingle style and color for your home. You should also drive around your neighborhood and look at the many different asphalt shingle types, so you can get inspired for your own roof. 

Contact Heritage Construction today and we will come out and perform a free roof inspection so that all areas of damage can be assessed and repaired. We carry a lifetime workmanship warranty, so you can be confident in hiring a roofing contractor. Check out our reviews on Yelp and don't hesitate to reach out to a roofing sales professional today. Please visit our location map to see if we service your area. (And if not, let us know!)


  • Patrick Houlihan

    It’s crazy the difference roofing materials such as roof shingles can make on a project. Sometimes low-quality materials are used, or broken tiles are silicone back together. It’s important to do the research to avoid dodgy roofers.

  • Travis Romey

    There is nothing other than a new paint job that can change a home’s look so quickly, except for a new roof. When selecting a new color, homeowners should also consider whether or not they belong to a Home Owners Association. HOAs can have some pretty restrictive policies in place concerning color, and it’s best to get approval before making a big change. Thanks for the short but great read!

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