Choosing The Right Roofing Materials

When looking for a roof replacement one of the most important decisions is what materials to use. These days there is a large variety of materials to choose from, but asphalt shingles roof replacement continues to be the top choice for Michigan homeowners. Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, our Pro Grade shingles will increase curb appeal and protect the rest of your home.

Asphalt Roof Replacement

What are Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt shingles are designed to create a durable and water-resistant layer over your home. When installed by the roofing experts at Pro, these shingles work to keep out the elements and help to avoid any structural damage. In combination with our synthetic underlayment and ice and water shield, this roofing material will create a water-tight seal that is guaranteed to last you decades.  There are three main categories of asphalt shingles: Strip, Dimensional, and Premium.

Strip shingles

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Strip shingles are the original and simplest roofing shingle. These shingles are a lightweight product that is placed on the roof in a single layer, usually designed to look like slate. While this variety of shingle was very popular in the past, advances in technology (and better-informed, more discerning consumers) mean there are now many more options available for homeowners. Today strip shingles are primarily manufactured to use as replacements, or for low-cost housing.

Dimensional shingles

Dimensional shingles are also referred to as ‘laminated’ or ‘architectural’ shingles. Now the most popular variety in North America, these shingles are so called because they are made of two or more laminated layers, and so have a thicker appearance on a roof than the flat look of strip shingles. Dimensional shingles also tend to be heavier than strip shingles.
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Architectural shingles

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Architectural shingles are laminated like dimensional shingles, but they also offer special features. They may provide an extra layer of impact protection or include solar reflection materials to reduce the effect sunlight has on your home’s internal temperature. Premium shingles also offer styles that expertly mimic traditional roofing materials such as cedar shake or slate.

Advantages of Asphalt Roofing

  • Available in a wide variety of styles, patterns, and colors
  • Works for any style of roof
  • Affordable options for any budget
  • Made to withstand the extremes of Michigan weather
  • Immediately elevates your home’s curb appeal and value
  • Requires very little maintenance

With our Pro Grade Asphalt Roof Replacement, care has been taken by our manufacturers to produce products that are long-lasting and beautiful. We also stand behind our roofing experts with an industry-leading 25-year guarantee on all labor and materials.

Further information on roofing styles is available by contacting us directly at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998). You can also schedule a Free No-Pressure Estimate today!