When it comes to replacing your roof, many factors come into play. Your budget, climate, personal tastes, as well as HOA requirements and warranty options, help you decide. We’ve broken down the most common types of roofing shingles, as well as their benefits.
Asphalt shingles are the most common and most cost effective type. They range in style from basic 3-tab to architectural designs and some are even impact resistant.
A roof replaced with a basic three tab shingle will get the job done at the lowest price, but it offers little in terms of protection or style.
Architectural styles offer a style upgrade to a basic three-tab shingle. They often mimic a wood look or other intricate design. They are also often algae-resistant, and most offer lifetime limited warranties.
Impact resistant shingles offer extra protection for your home. IR shingles are designed to stand up to wind and rain, and can last longer than an architectural style shingle. Homeowners can potentially lower your insurance premium as well, and they offer lifetime limited warranties.
Customers can browse the various types of asphalt shingles we offer here.
Wood has been used for centuries as roofing material. Many HOA covenants require wooden shake roofs, or a specific alternative. However the cost of installing and upkeep on wooden shakes is higher than that of asphalt. Wooden roofs also do not stand up to rain as well as asphalt, and can rot over time. Some insurance companies also see wooden roofs as a potential fire hazard, leaving you with a higher premium.
There are a few more durable options when it comes to roofing replacement. Metal is a popular choice in rural areas as it can withstand most weather – wind, hail, and even fire. When they’re installed properly, metal roofs can last a lifetime.
Homeowners looking for durability can find another option in recycled rubber roofs. Designed to mimic wooden shake or slate tiled roofs, rubber shingles are both hail resistant and an environmentally friendly choice. Husker Hammer is a Euroshield Certified installer of rubber roofing.
When it comes time to replace your roof, whether its due to storm damage or age, give the team at Husker Hammer a call. Licensed and insured, we offer industry-leading warranties, and are committed to providing peace of mind for our homeowners.