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Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingle roofing (composition roofing) is the most popular type of roofing material for a variety of reasons:

  • Inexpensive
  • Fast, easy installation
  • Flexible installation options
  • Durability for the price
  • Multiple colors and styles
  • Low cost of maintenance.
  • 20-50+year warranty, depending on type installed.

New developments in the roofing industry have seen the rise of architectural shingles, which use two layers to create an eye-appealing visual effect on sloped roofs.

What is Asphalt Shingle Roofing?

Asphalt shingles are made with an organic paper base or fiberglass mat base (for reinforcement) that is saturated with asphalt for waterproofing. The shingles are then covered with ceramic granules to protect the asphalt from the sun’s UV rays, and also to add visual appeal (the ceramic granules give shingles their visual color).

Although organic shingles contain the name organic, that is only due to the recycled paper material used. Organic shingles contain around 40% more asphalt than their glass fiber counterpart. This makes them weigh more and gives them excellent durability and blow-off resistance.

Asphalt Shingle Styles

There are three different types of asphalt shingle roofs – 3 Tab, Laminated, and Premium.

3-Tab Shingles

3 Tab shingles are an economical choice, meet all general roofing and fire resistance standards, and come in a variety of shades and colors to match your homes styles. 3 Tab shingle roofing usually comes with a 20-25 year warranty.

San Diego Roofing - Premium Shingles - GAF Royal Sovereign
San Diego Roofing Asphalt Laminated Shingles - GAF Timberline HD

Laminated Shingles

Laminated shingles have an additional layer of tabs that make the shingles thicker and give them a more dimensional look to your roof than a 3 Tab shingle would. Laminated shingle roofing has a warranty for 30, 40, and 50 years.

San Diego Roofing - Laminated Shingles - Timberline HD
San Diego Roofing Asphalt Premium Shingles - GAF Grand Sequoia

Premium Asphalt Shingles

Laminated shingles have an additional layer of tabs that make the shingles thicker and give them a more dimensional look to your roof than a 3 Tab shingle would. Laminated shingle roofing has a warranty for 30, 40, and 50 years.

San Diego Roofing - Premium Shingles - GAF Grand Sequoia

Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers

There are many manufacturers of asphalt shingles. Each manufacturer offers comparable styles, colors, and warranties. At San Diego Roofing, we have experience installing all brands and types of asphalt shingles available on the market today.

At San Diego Roofing, the manufacturers we highly recommend and use for the majority of our projects are GAFOWENS CORNINGATLAS, and MALARKEY.

FREE Asphalt Shingle Roofing Estimates

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