Shingle Roofing Specialists Serving Tucson, AZ & Surrounding Areas
A home is arguably the single-largest investment that Tucson residents make, and a good roof is a fundamental part of protecting that investment. Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material used in the United States and provide decades of protection from the whims of Mother Nature.
Roofers often refer to asphalt shingles as composite shingles because they’re made of more than one product: asphalt, mineral granules, and either fiberglass or cellulose. These shingles are sturdy and able to withstand the hailstorms that frequently hit the Tucson area. Easy to install, asphalt shingles are a favorite among homeowners for other reasons as well:
- Affordable: Composite shingles are the least expensive type of roofing material. Sometimes they’re more than 50 percent less.
- Lightweight: Your roofing material depends on how much weight your roof can handle. Asphalt shingles work well on virtually every kind of roof.
- Versatility: Composite shingles come in a variety of colors and styles and can simulate the look of other roofing materials such as tile or slate.
Traditional asphalt shingles are a single layer and have three evenly spaced tabs that give your roof a repetitive design. Dimensional shingles counteract what many consider to be the boring look of 3-tab shingles and are the shingles with which homeowners are most familiar.
Dimensional shingles have two or more layers of asphalt shingles bonded together. Additionally, the top layer is randomly notched. The additional layer and random notches give the shingle a thicker, multi-dimensional look. Because of the added thickness, dimensional shingles offer better protection from wind and hail than single-layer shingles, have a greater resistance to warping, and they typically have better warranty protection. Dimensional shingles have a longer lifespan (40 years) compared to traditional single-layer shingles (20 years). They work well on a variety of architectural styles.
Composite shingles have a lifespan of 20 to 40 years but need very little maintenance if they’re installed correctly. If you do experience wind or other damage, asphalt shingles are easy to repair and replace. Fire- and wind-resistant, some asphalt shingle roofing options meet the efficiency requirements of the ENERGY STAR program.
For quality, affordability, and durability, it’s hard to beat asphalt shingles. It’s also hard to find a more qualified, affordable, and reliable contractor than Crest Contracting Roofing. We are the shingle roofing experts in and around Tucson, AZ.