Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in America, more than 70 percent of all single-family homes in the US are roofed with asphalt shingles because they’re effective in all environmental conditions. Upfront costs are lower than other materials, but you should expect to replace the shingles after about 20 years.

Some of the advantages of asphalt shingles over other roofing materials are: good fire protection, look good on most home styles, many design and color options, affordable, good wind rating, high-impact shingles available, easy and cost effective to repair.

Depending on your house, personal preferences and budget, there are three main asphalt shingle options:

Three-Tab Shingles
Most economical asphalt shingles
Simple, one layer strip

Architectural Shingles
Most popular asphalt shingles
More than one layer, also called laminated or three-dimensional shingles

Designer Shingles
Elegant designer styles and colors to match your home and taste
Heavyweight shingles that offer high performance impact resistance