The most common types that represent more than 95% of the composition roofs are called 25 Year or “3 Tab” shingles and 30 Year or “Architectural” Shingles. The average lifespan of a composition shingle in North Texas is about 10-12 Years depending upon the number of hail storms and roofing materials used.
Roof Shingles – Shingle Types
3 Tab Shingles
An excellent and affordable choice for simple and timeless beauty that comes with a 25 year material warranty. This is a good choice for customers that already have an existing 20 or 25 year shingle on their home now, and want to stay with that same look.
This shingle is by far and away our most popular with our customers for many reasons. Durable, long lasting, and with great value, the GAF Timberline shingle and its 120 mph wind rating and lifetime warranty is an excellent balance of quality, beauty and affordability.
All of the durability and quality found in a 30 year shingle, married with a distinct and innovative look that just fits certain homes or neighborhood. The Designer shingle can truly set your house apart with a sophisticated beauty that is quite unique and valuable at the same time.
Impact Resistant Shingles
If you are looking for a roof that will last at least 20 years or longer, and save you 15% or more on your home insurance rates, then an IR Shingle may be the right fit for you. We typically see this purchase pay for itself after about 7 years of insurance savings.