Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. It protects your, your belongings and your loved ones from the weather and the elements. It’s very important to choose the right roofing shingle for your home, especially with the Texas temperatures. If your roof absorbs too much heat, your monthly electricity bill may be impacted. Over time, this may add significant costs to operating your household utilities, requiring the need to utilize shingles which improve energy efficiency.
There are several types of roofing options available to achieve energy efficiency. One well-known roofing material is Architectural asphalt shingling. Builders and homeowners prefer architectural shingling because it presents several advantages, which cannot be found with other roofing shingles.
Unlike standard 3-tab roofing with tab slots, 30 year Architectural asphalt shingles have three-dimensional texture built into them. They are significantly sturdier and heavier than 3-tab shingles, but do not require extra roof support built under them. Despite 30 year Architectural asphalt shingles being heavier and more durable than standard 3-tab shingles, they actually lighten the load for your roof.
Architectural shingles are made from multiple layers of material, asphalt, and granules, while standard asphalt shingles contain a single layer of material on top of a glass mat. Architectural shingle asphalt is stronger and more refined, their thickness and composition result in a higher wind resistance. Some Architectural shingles are able to withstand winds up to 120 mph, whereas standard shingles can resist only 60-80 mph winds. Architectural shingles also offer much better fire resistance than standard composition shingles.
Architectural shingles are customizable to fit your individual tastes. The three-dimensional pattern of these shingles is designed to appear as expensive cedar shake or slate roofs. Their depth and texture give a high-quality appearance without the required maintenance expense and hassle. You are able to choose from a variety of colors and textures to fit your individual preferences to match the look and feel of your new custom built home. Their distinctive look enhances your home’s beauty and curb appeal.
While these high-performance shingles cost less than cedar shake or slate roofing, they usually cost about 20-30% more per square than 3-tab shingles. Despite the higher initial costs, they can pay for themselves by standing the test of time, due to their longevity and durability. Over the years, 30 year architectural shingles last much longer, require less maintenance and replacement compared to 3-tab shingles. Additionally, architectural shingle warranties typically last 30-50 years, while standard shingle warranties last only 20-30 years. Some higher quality architectural shingle warranties can even last up to 75 years. Using a 30-year architectural shingle is one of the best decisions every homeowner will make. Different shingle manufacturers offer many different benefits. Freeman Homes Texas will help explore roofing options for your new custom built home. Call us today 512-364-5335