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When you are considering a new roof installation, there are a variety of options. One of the most common and affordable types of roofs is made with asphalt shingles. Asphalt roofing is a viable choice. Although it is not as forgiving as metal roofing, it certainly comes in directly behind metal as the most popular in selection for reliable roofing systems in Miami and the surrounding areas.

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What are the Different Types of Asphalt Roof Shingles?

All types of asphalt roofing shingles provide reliable protection for homes and businesses in South Florida. These shingles are resilient and budget friendly.

3-Tab Shingles

3-Tab Shingles

The most affordable and basic type of asphalt shingle is the 3-Tab. It is designed with a single layer with tabs cut out along the bottom edge. The design creates the look of multiple shingles and is lightweight.

Architectural Shingles (aka: Laminated Shingles)

Architectural Shingles (aka: Laminated Shingles)

This is a much thicker, more attractive, and more durable type of asphalt shingle than the 3-Tab. Architectural roof shingles have additional layers that create a multi-dimensional appearance. Onlookers may even assume these roof types are slate or wood shake roofs. Florida roofs benefit more from these types of asphalt roofs than 3-Tabs because they are more resistant to high winds.

Designer Shingles

Designer Shingles

When it comes to aesthetics and storm resistance, designer roof shingles are the initial product for roofing options. These types of shingles are available in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns that give the appearance of other types of high-end roofing products, including tile, slate and cedar shake roofing. Designer roofing shingles are mid-range (between all of the different types of roof shingles) when it comes to durability and longevity. Home and business owners can feel confident in the selection of this type of asphalt roofing shingle.

Impact Resistant Shingles

Impact Resistant Shingles

Florida storms and hurricanes cause some of the most concern for homeowners and businesses when it comes to roof protection. Impact resistant roofing shingles are premium in asphalt roofing options for resisting damage from storms, hail, and any obtrusive debris falling from above. These types of shingles may also qualify for discounts on homeowner insurance premiums.

Cool Roof Shingles

Cool Roof Shingles

Most property owners in South Florida are interested in ways to keep a home or building cooler and reduce energy costs. Cool roofing shingles are an excellent resource for accomplishing both of those initiatives. These are asphalt roof shingles with cooling granules and light-reflective pigments; created to reflect more sunlight and take in less heat than other types of asphalt shingles.

Metal Roof vs Asphalt Shingles

Deciding on the type of roofing for a home or building in South Florida often comes down to affordability. Obviously, metal roofing will typically have the double or more lifespan of an asphalt roof and will be able to withstand more damage and potential risks.

Below provides the differences between metal and asphalt roofing:

Aesthetic Appearance

Aesthetic Appearance

There are many amazing options for asphalt roofing with a vast variety of colors and styles (as listed above). However, there is no way around it that metal roofing is also available in an assortment of colors and styles; and offers a more modern and upscale appearance that is customizable to help complement all architectural styles of home and buildings.

Cost

Cost

Probably the number one factor when selecting to install asphalt roofing is because it is a more affordable option than metal. From the get-go, the cost to install asphalt roofing is lower, as well as the materials used. Asphalt roofing is definitely the more affordable option and will provide adequate protection for Florida homes and buildings for many years to come.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Although there are some great energy efficient asphalt shingle options, metal roofing systems are overall more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than asphalt roofing. Metal roofs do not absorb solar heat, they rather reflect it. Some Energy Star® metal roofs are certified because of their ability to offer energy efficiency.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Maintenance and Cleaning

Asphalt roofing will require inspections, maintenance, and repairs more frequently, including replacing shingles, and cleaning gutters and valleys. While metal roofing does not usually require maintenance as often and is resistant to mildew, rot, and damage by insects. Cleaning is not performed as often on metal roofs as necessary for other types of roof systems.

Weather Resistance

Weather Resistance

Metal Roofing will outlast asphalt roofing in circumstances such as hurricanes, tornados, tropical storms, intense winds, and other bad weather. A metal roof will also protect the structure from wildfires and environmental corrosion.

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A-1 Property Services has been providing homeowners and commercial businesses with some of the best roofing services in South Florida since 2006. We are GAF Master Elite roofing contractors with a reputation as one of the most capable roofing contractors in the area. Our team is standing by and ready to answer all of your questions and concerns and to help you select the roof system that meets your specific needs. We also offer a full menu of roofing services, including inspections, maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Call us today at 786-386-1149 or simply  contact us online.