What Are Luxury Shingles?
If you’ve never replaced the roof of your home before or it’s been quite a few years since you did, you may be amazed by the many options on the market. Asphalt roofing in particular has come a long way in recent years with improvements not only in performance and weather resistance but also in appearance. As the shingles will be the most defining component of your new roof, it’s a good idea to learn about the basic types of asphalt shingles that are available. That way, you’ll be better prepared to discuss your preferences with your prospective roofing contractor.
As the name suggests, luxury shingles are top-of-the-line shingles that outclass lesser grades of shingles in pretty much every category. If you’re driving along a residential street and find your eyes drawn to a roof that exudes an exceptionally lustrous color and 3-D appearance, it’s probably covered in luxury shingles. These premium shingles are typically thicker and heavier than ordinary asphalt shingles, and the randomly placed tabs produce shadow lines that add depth and dimension, thus creating the distinctive “old-world” visual effect that’s characteristic of authentic slate or wood shake roofing.
This take-notice appearance is undoubtedly a driving force behind the growing popularity of luxury asphalt shingles, but it’s by no means the only reason why homeowners invest in them. For example, take the luxury shingles manufactured by CertainTeed. These shingles offer enhanced resistance to algae staining and damage from fire, strong winds, and hail and are backed by a lifetime, limited transferable warranty.
Benefits of Luxury Roof Shingles
If you install new luxury roof shingles, you’ll notice a few differences — and so will the people around you. For various reasons, luxury roof shingles do live up to their name. Let’s explore a few of them:
Great Lifetime Value
While luxury roof shingles tend to be on the more expensive side of asphalt shingles, many homeowners find them to be worth the initial premium cost. Their enhanced durability gives them some of the best lifetime value, due to the significant reduction in repair and replacement costs. You can sometimes still find them at prices lower than completely natural roofing materials like slate tiles and wood shakes.
Luxury roof shingles are by far the most durable shingles available. Since they’re made of a blend of asphalt and natural materials, they’re usually a bit thicker and heavier than your ordinary shingles. They also stand up stronger against high winds, hail, and snow, which helps them keep their shape and color for much longer — sometimes as much as 50 years.
Above all, luxury roof shingles were made to make your home stand out. Their dimensional texture creates an amazing visual display of depth and shadows that can mimic the look of slate tiles or wood shakes, or create a unique aesthetic of your own. And with a wide array of styles and colors, you can find a choice that perfectly suits whichever style of home you have — from colonial to farmhouse, to historic.
Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home’s curb appeal. If you’re thinking of upgrading to luxury asphalt roof shingles, or if you’d rather stick to something more traditional, we can help you run through your options. We’re proud to offer our customers some of the finest roofing materials from top brands in the industry. Contact Rock-Crete Foam Insulators & Roofing in Bryan, TX today!