Popular Shingle Styles To Level Up Your Home’s Design

Are you thinking of renovating your exterior? The roof is a great place for you to begin!

Many roofs can look old over time due to normal wear and tear. Installing a new roof is a great way for your home to improve curb appeal and increase its resale price.

The emphasis has been placed on unique home exterior styling trends that make your home stand apart. It is important to make a decision when choosing a shingle style for your roof. Let’s look at four popular shingle designs so that you can choose the right one for you.

1. ASPHALT SHINGLES

Asphalt shingles are the most common residential shingle type. There are two types: fiberglass and organic asphalt shingles. While they look and function the same, their materials are different. Organic shingles are made from an asphalt exterior with organic material (wood, papers) backside. Fiberglass shingles are made from an asphalt exterior with a fiberglass composite backside.

DESIGN

Asphalt is a very popular shingle type. It offers a classic look. You can make your asphalt roof stand out by using the many colors and textures available. The right combination of styles can give your roof a unique appearance.

PERFORMANCE

Asphalt shingles last for between 12 and 20 years, depending on how well they are installed and maintained. They last for a long time and require very little maintenance. However, the replacement process in case of an issue is quick and easy. Asphalt shingles are great at canceling out noise.

VALUE

Asphalt is most commonly the most economical shingle type. Both the shingles and installation services can be reasonably priced. Asphalt shingles are great for durability over 12-20 years.

2. WOOD SHAKES

Wood shakes look similar to wood shingles but have thinner rectangles and are thicker. If you want your home’s exterior to be textured, they are a great choice.

DESIGN

Wood shakes have a thick texture, which gives them dimension and depth. You can choose the style that best suits your home by choosing from a variety of grain patterns, grooves and colors.

PERFORMANCE

Wood shakes last for around 30 years. They will require some maintenance. Regular inspections and care are necessary to keep them from becoming warped, rotten, moldy, or infested by insects.

VALUE

Wood shakes are expensive and require high installation fees. You will also need to maintain your home. The unmatched texture will make your home stand apart, so it may be worth the extra cost.

3. METAL PANELS

While they are not shingle-based, standing metal roofs have become a very popular roofing option. These metal panels run from your roof’s top to your gutters. They are attached using fasteners and hidden by seams that rise a few inches above the panel’s level. This provides excellent protection against leaks.

DESIGN

Most people will choose asphalt shingle styles, so metal panels can add a unique touch to your home. Metal panels allow you to select any shade you like and don’t have to worry about asphalt roofs getting damaged.

PERFORMANCE

Metal roofs last between 40 and 70 years without any repairs. They can withstand any weather condition, including hail and falling trees. Because the material allows for less friction, ice and snow can slide off rather than accumulate and cause ice dams.

VALUE

A metal roof can be more expensive than other options but it is generally less expensive over the long-term due to the minimal maintenance required. Metal reflects solar heat so homeowners can save up to 25% on their energy bills.

4. TILES

Traditional roofing tiles were made of slate, clay fired or terracotta. They are mostly made of molded, tinted cement. They are very popular in warm states like California and Florida, but they can give any home a unique look.

DESIGN

There are many shapes and sizes of tiles, including curved or flat. They can be found in almost any color you like. They come in a variety of textures, including textured options that replicate the look of wood shakes and shingles.

PERFORMANCE

The longest lasting option of all the options is tile: tiles can last up to 100 year. They are easy to maintain and can withstand hail, wind, rain and even fire. It’s important to remember that tiles work best on steep slopes and not all roofs.

VALUE

This option can be the most costly depending on the type and texture you choose. To ensure that your roof lasts, you will need skilled installers. It’s well worth it for more than 100 years of durability.

Are you ready to make a change in the exterior design of your home? Reggie Reed Roofing can help you select the right shingle style to protect your home. Contact our roofing experts for more information.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of https://reggiereedroofing.com. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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