Which Shingles Should You Pick For Your Roof Replacement This Fall?

With the seasons changing, it’s a great idea to get a brand new roof replacement if your roof has undergone extensive storm damage from past hail or rain storms, and/or if your warranty is expiring. A roof replacement is the best way to ensure you, your family, and the rest of your house’s structure are protected. Our Amstill Roofing crew in Houston offers three kinds of shingles to Houston, Katy, and Sugarland, as well as other neighboring suburbs. Read on to learn the differences between each type in order to make an informed decision about which kind you should use for your roof replacement this fall.

Traditional 3-Tab Shingles for Proven Roof Protection

3-tab shingles are by far the most common and basic type. They are what comes to mind when you think of rooftop shingles. They are made of fiberglass, which is lightweight and inexpensive, and are covered with granules on top which creates a natural, multi-tone appearance on your home. These granules not only add a nice appearance, but they also provide an extra layer of protection, so when a hailstorm or heavy winds take place, the granules become your roof’s first line of defense. These will typically last 20 years. Keep in mind that their lighter weight makes them prone to blowing away when faced with strong winds, such as the ones we experience during Houston’s hurricane season.

Laminate Shingles for Layered Roof Protection

Laminate shingles are much like 3-tab shingles, but they are enhanced with an extra layer or two of thickness. This means they can withstand rougher weather conditions for a longer period of time, about 30 years, actually. This makes them a more enticing option.

Architectural Shingles for Ultimate Roof Protection

Architectural shingles are of the highest-end options. These are thicker and heavier labs, which is the key to longer-lasting protection. Additionally, they are made to look very intricate in design, which creates the most aesthetic appearance for your roof. Architectural shingles typically have a warranty of about 50 years to life.

Amstill Roofing Offers a Variety of Houston Roof Replacement Shingles for Your Needs

If your rooftop warranty is about to expire or you’re worried about the damage your roof has sustained from hail or rainstorms, please contact us so that we can complete a free inspection. After the inspection, we will advise you on what type of shingles meet your needs for safety and appearance.

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