Types of Asphalt Shingles & Roofing We Offer in Haymarket, Manassas, & Nearby
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Are you thinking about a new roof? If so, the first question you might have is what different roofing types are out there, and of course, which is best for you.
One of the most common and versatile roofing is an asphalt shingle roof. It’s recognizable look is present in most neighborhoods, and it actually makes up four out of five roofs! This puts it ahead of other types of roof shingles (like tile shingles) and different kinds of roofs like a metal roof or slate roof.
Why is an asphalt shingle roof so popular?
Asphalt shingles are popular for many reasons, which we’ll cover below.
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Benefits of asphalt shingle roofing
Cost – Roof repair cost or replacement can be high. However, asphalt shingles, unlike tile shingles, other types of roofing shingles, and metal roofing, asphalt shingles are cost-effective for your home project. They are relatively inexpensive, and they can save you money over other roofing materials.
Durability – Asphalt roof shingles have stayed popular not only because of their cost but also because they are durable. Most types of asphalt shingles are made from a fiberglass mat and can last between 20 and 30 years, depending on product choice, quality of installation, and weather conditions. They can survive most weather conditions like rain, heat, and water well. Where alternatively, wood shingles are more susceptible to mold when faced with rain and moisture. In addition, most asphalt fiberglass shingles carry a Class A fire rating.
Low Maintenance – Want a roof that doesn’t need much? With proper installation, asphalt shingles require very little maintenance. If faced with a storm or damage, roof shingles can most often be repaired or replaced easily. Often, the damage you see with asphalt shingles is when high winds blow them off. In those cases, they can be quickly assessed by a professional roofing contractor and replaced.
Versatility – When you choose asphalt shingles, you have a lot of options. From style and color to textures, it’s possible to achieve almost any look. You also get a more uniform appearance than you would from natural or man-made materials. They are durable and come in many different styles and colors. If there’s a roof look you like, share a photo with our team. Chances are, we have a product to match it.
Type of Asphalt Roof Shingles
You may be surprised to learn that not all roofing shingles are alike, even when it comes to asphalt shingles. We’ll walk you through the different types of roof shingles and types of roof options on the market for your home:
3-tab asphalt shingles (also known as laminate shingles) are one of the most popular roofing materials you’ll find out there. 3 tab shingles cost less, are easy to install, and are lightweight (about half the weight of architectural shingles).
They’re made from fiberglass basemat varnished with a layer mineral granules. These shingles vs. others have a lot of benefits. They look like they are horizontal upon installation, and they have three tabs typically along the exposed layer (which gives them their name). Their aesthetic can’t match the look of other roofing options, such as wood shakes, metal roofing, and luxury items, but they’re great for their price, color options, durability, and more.
These asphalt dimensional shingles are the most popular choice according to recent history. And the main reason is that they are incredibly strong. That’s because they’re made from multiple shingle layers.
This roofing material isn’t the cheapest option, but it will provide one strong roof that can withstand most weather conditions and last up to thirty years. They also have plenty of color choices to match any look you desire. When you choose this type of roof, you will also get an unexpected benefit – a longer warranty option than a 3 tab shingles roof.
Luxury Asphalt Shingles
Here’s what you need to know about luxury shingles – they are more expensive and for a good reason. Luxury shingles can replicate the look of slate shingles or a wood shake roof at a fraction of the cost per square foot.
If your home has existing wood shakes and you need a roof replacement, luxury shingles might be a good option. One thing to consider is the extra weight of these unique shingles that a traditional wood shake would not have. These shingles are made with an asphalt blend, and they can be more than double the weight of three-tab shingles. Because of this weight, you get added protection from the weather elements – but you also need to know if your home can sustain the extra shingle burden. Talk to an expert before making any type of roof replacement decisions.
Unlike asphalt roofing, slate tiles are a natural product. They offer a beautiful and unique look and provide exceptional water and fire-proofing for your home.
No two slate shingles are alike, which means the cost is much higher per square foot than other options – like asphalt roofing. But, if the cost is not a factor, these roofing materials can last a decade!
Wood roof shingles give away their secret in the name – they’re made from wood! With a wood roof shingle option, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind look. No uniform roofing shingles here.
While the cost is typically higher than asphalt roofing shingles, they can last about the same length of time. One thing to consider before installing wood roof shingles is the weather in your area. A roof shingle made from wood can withstand bugs and pests well but is prone to mold or other complications that can arise from water and moisture.
If you’re considering metal roofing vs. roofing shingles, you’re not alone. Metal roofing often comes with a warranty that extends 30 years (sometimes a warranty extends 50 years), which is appealing if you like the metal roof look for your project.
Metal roofing is extremely durable (hence the warranty) and uses a standing seam type system. By properly using a standing seam, a metal roof can also provide unique style benefits and energy efficiency. Metal roofing can face damage from hail or falling limbs. While not initially the cheapest option, this product’s lifespan can put it ahead when considering the right roof for your project.
Roof shingles, metal roofing, slate shingles, and more provide plenty of options. If you’re not sure what shingle to use, our roofing company can help. We are happy to offer a free inspection, look at inspiration or a photo you’ve saved, and assess the best product for your home, budget, and long-term goal. We are qualified to install asphalt roofs, tile roofing, architectural shingles, and more. And we work with the best manufacturers, like Owens Corning, that offer multiple asphalt shingle styles for your project.
Call 703-754-9551 today or click below to schedule your roof inspection and get a no-cost, no-obligation roofing estimate.
Choosing The Right Asphalt Roofing Contractors
If you’re considering asphalt shingles for your home, here are three ways to ensure you get the most out of your money.
Choosing a reputable roofing contractor will help you determine what type of roofing is best for your home. From understanding the curb appeal factor to the types of roof shingles available, our expert team will meet with you to create a quote and plan for installation. We help our customers with their goals and explain all the options, from wood shingles to luxury shingles to organic shingles and asphalt shingles. You’ll know the per square costs upfront for the product and colors and styles, as well as the type of maintenance required. The more you know about the tile roofing shingles you choose, the easier it will be to get the roof that will upgrade your home today and into the future.
Ensuring expert installation and maintenance is the next factor for your roof shingles. Experienced roofing contractors know how to work with all materials – from wood shingles to different types of asphalt shingles. Our team knows just as much about a metal roof as we do about architectural shingles, 3 tab asphalt shingles, and wood shake shingles. Why? Because you trust us to get the job done right the first time. By understanding the latest type of roof materials and installation best practices, you can trust that your new roof will give you decades of use. Our team has seen it all, fixed it all, and installed it all.
If you have questions about your roof shingles and want to talk with someone you can trust, we’d love to serve you. Don’t let the confusion of available roofing materials cause you stress. Regardless of your zip code, we are your local expert serving Chantilly, Haymarket, Manassas, and the great area of Virginia.
Choose a quality installation for your asphalt roof services.
No matter what type of shingles you choose, you have to select a quality contractor. Without it, shingles could be installed improperly and create headaches down the road. Something as simple as missing a few nails can result in missing shingles, leaks, or home damage in the years to come.
Don’t trust the first roofer you meet. Take the time to find a trusted partner in the area with a solid reputation. You can start with the Better Business Bureau in addition to referrals and online reviews. We’re proud to have served our communities since 1997 and to have received an A+ rating with the BBB. These things matter when trusting your home to a roofing contractor.
Our expert roofers make sure that each shingle is nailed down correctly, that we keep you informed and provide exceptional customer service and that we protect your property during any installation.
We also work with trusted manufacturers and partners and source only premium material, like from Owens Corning. Make sure any roofer you work with has access to reputable companies. No matter what the budget is, you should be able to get quality products that will protect your home for years to come. If it comes down to cost, we also offer financing options to make sure you never have to sacrifice quality to stay safe. Ask us about our options when you call or book your free roof estimate. We’d love to explain the services we offer and how the process works during your project.
In addition to our asphalt shingle installation and repair services, we work with a variety of quality roofing materials and can handle anything you need, including roof repairs, new roof installation, and re-roofing or roof cleaning jobs.
Upgrade your home with a durable, energy-saving roof
Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive roof covering or stylish high-performance shingles, we offer asphalt shingles to meet your style and budget. Asphalt shingles are available in two varieties: fiberglass (or composition) and organic. Composite shingles are made of a fiberglass base mat with a waterproof asphalt coating that protects against weather damage. The traditional 3-tab asphalt shingle has been around a long time and is the most common roof covering. Architectural, or dimensional, shingles provide value and strength in a genuine wood-shake look.
Many manufacturers have adopted energy-saving technology to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your roof. We install ENERGY STAR-rated cool roof shingles designed to reflect the sun’s rays, reduce the temperature of your roof, and help lower your energy costs.
Are you ready to upgrade your home?
Now that we’ve covered the value of asphalt shingles and other roof shingle types, you may be ready to get started. We can help you find the best roof shingle (or type) and warranty to fit your budget.
If asphalt shingles are the way to go, we’ll help explain the two varieties on the market today – fiberglass (composition) and organic. The composite shingles (like 3 tab asphalt shingles and dimensional shingles) are made out of a fiberglass base mat and usually have a waterproof coating on top of the shingle to protect against UV rays and weather roof damage.
A lot of manufacturers, like Owens Corning, have adopted energy-saving technology to reduce the heat that may otherwise be absorbed by your roof. We install ENERGY STAR-rated cool roof shingles for most roofs. These shingles are designed to reflect the sun, lower your roof’s temperature, and help decrease your energy costs. Our roofing service will help you get the right roof shingles the first time!
Our trained, experienced roofers make sure that each shingle is nailed down properly to prevent blow-offs and roof leaks. In addition to asphalt shingle installation and repair, we also service a wide variety of roofing materials and can handle all types of roof repair, new roof installation, and re-roofing jobs. Contact us today for a free inspection for the roofing services you need. We proudly serve Haymarket, Chantilly, Manassas, Leesburg, Ashburn, Centreville, Sterling, Gainesville, Bristow, Reston, and nearby towns and cities.
Are you ready for a free inspection? We proudly serve the Haymarket, Chantilly, Manassas, Leesburg, Ashburn, Centreville, Sterling, Gainesville, Bristow, and Reston areas in addition to nearby towns and cities. If you’re not sure if we serve your zip code, give us a call. We’re happy to verify our territory!
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