There are many advantages of using composition shingles for your residential roof, including the fact that they are very inexpensive, have many practical uses for residential homes, and they are simple to repair if damage occurs. Plus, composition shingles come in a number of assorted colors, meaning that you can create a custom look for the style and color of your home.

When it comes to popular roofing styles and materials, there is perhaps no option more popular in the residential roofing market than composition shingles (also referred to as “Asphalt Shingles.”) The majority of houses that you see in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well in many residential neighborhoods throughout the country, feature composition shingles on their roofs. In fact, nearly 85% of all homes in the U.S. use composition shingles – and for good reason!

The Benefits of Composition Shingles for Residential Roofs

Along with being a stylish, popular type of shingle for residential roofs, composition shingles also have a number of benefits that make them a perfect choice for your home, including:

  • Several color options and selections to choose from
  • Inexpensive
  • Long lasting, with a lifespan of between 15-50 years
  • Simple to repair and maintain
  • Available for nearly any type of residential application
  • Fire resistant
  • Available for insurance discounts in a Class IV rating

There are many different styles of asphalt shingles, the two most popular are 3 tab shingles and laminate or architectural shingles. 3 tab shingles feature notches or keyways that create what looks like three separate shingles, giving the classic look of slate. The laminate or architectural shingles have a textured and layered appearance that cast attractive shadow lines, meant to look similar to wood roofs.