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How To Select The Right Kind Of Shingles For Your New Roof

Your new roof will be one of your home’s main defenses against constant weather elements. Choosing the right type of shingle is important, so you should work with trusted roofers who can help you make an informed decision. To help you select which type of shingle you want for your roof replacement, here are some popular shingle types to consider: 


Strip Shingles

Strip or three-tab shingles are made from a single layer of asphalt that can add a slate-type look for your roof. They’re often used in building inexpensive homes since they’re one of the cheapest in the market. Strip shingles are also lighter than traditional slate roofing material as well as other types of shingles. 

Dimensional Shingles

They’re also known as architectural or laminate shingles, which are made by manufacturing two or more layers of asphalt and fused. This is to create a thicker and more “multi-dimensional” appearance while also mimicking natural wood shake or slate roofing material at a cheaper price.

Luxury Shingles

These are the highest quality shingles available as well as one of the most expensive. This is because they offer a visual style and performance on a much higher level compared to other types available. Professional roofers often recommend this if you want to get the best protection against natural weather conditions without sacrificing your home’s visual appeal. 

Other Things to Consider

Apart from colors and textures, asphalt roofing shingles are also classified with fire ratings ranging from class A to C. Some are also unrated and cheaper, but residential roofs often need to have a fire rating to meet local building codes. They’re classified with wind ratings as well, which are either Class F or H. Class F wind ratings measure wind resistance of at least 110 miles per hour (mph) while Class H has an uplift rating of at least 150 mph.

Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is your best choice for your next roofing project. Call us today at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation for your replacement today!