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What is the most common choice of roofing materials?
June 17, 2021 at 4:00 AM
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Asphalt is the most common material of roofing shingles in Central Ohio. Asphalt shingles with a fiberglass core have been the most common roofing material used on Columbus roofs for good reasons. Asphalt shingles stand up to decades of extreme weather; the spring & summer thunderstorms and wear & tear that Columbus Ohio roofs endure to defend homes against the elements. In addition to having multiple colors to choose from to meet any style for your home or business. The different types of asphalt shingles are below:

3-Tab Shingles – These shingles have been in existence for over 50 years and were the first shingles marketed in the US & Canada and came to prominence after the housing boom after World War II. These roof shingles are the oldest option of all 3 choices 3-tab shingles also known as strip shingles are flat in appearance. Created with a single layer of asphalt this shingle type is the cheapest and lightest option. These shingles typically come with a 60 mph wind warranty and come in a limited color offerings.

Architectural Shingles – Sometimes referred to as a “dimensional shingle” these shingles are the most popular rooting shingles in the greater Columbus area and in the United States. Architectural shingles are extremely durable and come with a LIfetime Ltd Warranty and up to 130 mph wind resistance guarantee. These shingles are constructed by laminating two layers of shingle together, this gives your roof multiple layers of asphalt roofing protecting your home. With many different color blends and architectural shingles that can resist hail impacts or even help keep your home cool with an Energy Star rating these shingles fit any need of your home or business.

Luxury Shingles – These roof shingles are the heaviest, offer the most diverse styles, and are the perfect finishing touch if you want your home to stand out from the others in your neighborhood. Designer or Luxury shingles are designed to replicate the look of old fashioned slate, wood cedar and even metal roofing while providing the durability & low maintenance of an asphalt roofing shingle. These roofing shingles typically cost more but if there is a certain look you’d like to replicate while making your home the envy of the neighborhood look no further.

Both luxury and architectural shingles are eligible for a 50 year labor & material warranty due to our credentials with top brands such as Certainteed, Owens Corning and GAF. These shingles also come with added protection against algae staining which protects the look of your shingles even longer.

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Are you looking to make your home stand out in your neighborhood? If you’re considering a roof replacement project please consider the Columbus roofing experts! We can help make your roof beautiful and transform the first line of defense against weather damage into a unique look for your home. A healthy, strong roof will increase your home's value and curb appeal, and it will keep your possessions safe and dry throughout the years. We don't take the responsibility of working on your home or business lightly, we invite you to trust Best Exteriors, Inc. for residential and commercial roofing & gutter services. Give us a call at (614) 964-BEST or toll free 1-844-865-BEST You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation!