WeatherTech San Antonio Roofing Blog: Types of Asphalt Shingles
San Antonio Roofing Blog: Types of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingle roofs are massively popular across San Antonio. It’s easy to understand what makes them such a popular choice.
For one, they aren’t expensive, two, they come in a wide variety of colors and styles, three, they’re pretty effective (not as effective as metal, slate, clay, and cedar – but adequate), and fourthly, they’re long lasting (usually lasting anywhere from 12 to 17 years before needing to be replaced).
So what are the different types of asphalt shingle roof types out there? I’m glad you asked. In today’s post, I’m going to evaluate each type of asphalt shingle roofing types and break down their Pros and Cons.
1) 3-Tab Asphalt Shingles
The 3-tab shingle is the least type of expensive asphalt shingle. Basically, they’re a single layer of asphalt and have a very simple, slate like look. Because they’re light weight, they’re more affordable than other asphalt shingle types. The name “3-Tab” comes from the fact that each shingle strip is made up of three tabs.
The downside of 3-tab shingles is their light weight, making them far more likely to tear off during rainy and windy weather.
2) Dimensional Shingles
Dimensional Shingles are the most popular type of shingles I see around San Antonio. Its name comes from its dimensional shape – coming from the fusion of its thicker base layer with a solid, tabbed layer.
Generally San Antonio residents like the look of dimensional shingles more than the 3-tab look. Due to its greater amount of material, Dimensional Shingles are better able to survive inclement San Antonio weather.
3) Luxury Shingles
Luxury shingles are self-explanatory – they’re, well, luxurious. Due to how they’re cut, they give off the look of having a slate or cedar roof. In addition, they’re made of fantastic super-thick and heavy material, giving them a long life. The downside of the higher quality material is its cost.
No matter what type of asphalt shingle you go with, going with asphalt is a fantastic choice for most San Antonio roofs.