It use to be that asphalt shingles were thin layers of asphalt covered paper. The advancement in technologies and shingle companies over the past 5 years has revolutionized the industry standard when it comes to asphalt shingles.
Depending on when you may have last replaced your roof you may be familiar with the 30-year, 40-year and 50-year shingle manufacturer warranties. In 2011 however, the majority of shingle manufactures switched to a limited lifetime warranty for the majority of their products. This means you can no longer purchase 30, 40 or 50-year shingles.
The good news is that these new warranties come with a much better product. Owens Corning in our opinion is the leader amongst this shingle technology advancement. With the implementation of their SureNail technology, Owens Corning has raised the bar for both adhesion and reinforced nailing area.
So.... How do you know what type of shingle you have on your roof?
Here's a breakdown of the current asphalt shingles available on the market today:
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The majority of roofs in the state of Colorado are asphalt shingles. There are a variety of shingles available that rank from low-grade to high-grade. This page will inform you about each of them.
3-Tab - Three-tab shingles are the most basic shingles you can put on your roof. They get their name from having three tabs per shingle.
These are the most economical shingles available but are not recommended as a long term solution. They hold the lowest rating amongst the asphalt shingle family coming with only a 20-25 year manufacturer warranty and a maximum wind rating of 95 mph.
Architectural or Laminated Compositon - These shingles are probably the most common shingles installed in today's market place.
These are the best bang for your buck. They are your new limited-lifetime warranties and hold a wind rating of 130 mph. Additionally, these shingles are available in a Class 4 Impact Resistant shingle for an added cost, which could save you money on your homeowners insurance.
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Premium Designer Shingles - These shingles are in a class of their own and are far the most expensive of the asphalt shingles. Each manufacturer has their own styles of these premium designer shingles. The most popular of these in Colorado are the Dragon Tooth style (pictured to the right). These shingles are thick, heavy and can also be purchased as an impact resistant for an added cost.
These shingles are rated at 110 to 130mph and also come with a lifetime manufacturers warranty.