When it comes to replacing an asphalt roof on an existing home or installing an asphalt roof on a new build, you — the homeowner — have a few options. For the most part, there are three different types of asphalt roofing shingles to choose from: strip, dimensional, and premium shingles.
The most popular type of asphalt shingles in the North Shore of Massachusetts is the dimensional shingle, and there are a few key reasons why.
- First, traditional strip shingles are flimsy and do not stand up well against the rough Northeastern weather we get here. The North Shore area is often exposed to high winds, ice, and snow during the winter and brutally hot sun during the summer — both of which aren’t ideal conditions for strip shingles. Due to being flimsy, strip shingles have a much short lifespan that dimensional asphalt shingles.
- Second, they are more aesthetically pleasing than strip shingles as they have a more textured appearance. Dimensional shingles actually consist of two layers, which gives them both a more luxurious look as well as help the roof withstand rough weather.
- Finally, the dimensional shingles can be used on just about every rooftop, no matter what the pitch or the complexity of the layout. These shingles are also very common, which means the materials are readily available to our roofing installation company so that your project can be completely in a timely manner.
If you’re sick and tired of your strip shingles and are looking for other options, contact our roofers in the North Shore and Greater Boston area today. We’ll let you know whether or not dimensional shingles are best for your home!