Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material made from fiberglass matting that is coated with asphalt and topped with granules. They are a durable and affordable option for residential roofs and are available in a wide range of colors and styles. Asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 30-50 years, depending on the quality and type of shingle.
3-tab shingles are made from a single layer of asphalt and a fiberglass. They are thin and flat, and they have a uniform appearance with three tabs or cutouts along the bottom edge. 3-tab shingles are the most basic and affordable type of asphalt shingle.
Laminate shingles, also known as architectural shingles or dimensional shingles. They are thicker and more durable than traditional asphalt shingles, and they have a more textured, 3-dimensional appearance, which gives them a higher-end look. Laminate shingles are available in a wide range of colors and styles, and they are suitable for use on residential and commercial roofs.
Designer shingles, also known as premium or luxury shingles, are a type of asphalt shingle that is designed to mimic the appearance of higher-end roofing materials such as wood shakes, slate, or clay tiles. They are made from multiple layers of asphalt and a fiberglass or organic matting base, and they have a thicker, more textured appearance than traditional asphalt shingles.