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While many roofers in the Tampa, FL area may carry more options in terms of shingle roofing, we’ve made ourselves and our clients a promise that our workmanship would reflect professional quality in both the service and material aspects. Because of this, we proudly and exclusively work with Owens Corning roofing materials.

Using shingles is a highly economical roofing option – particularly for sloped, residential roofs – that has been around since the beginning of the 1900s. The selection varies in many ways including, but certainly not limited to: style, color, durability, and material. While asphalt shingles have long reigned as the number one selling kind of shingle in the U.S., we specialize in installing three different types of shingles: architectural, 3-tab, and slate look.

We go through each option in more depth below.
 

3-Tab

No matter where you live in North America, the likelihood of you coming across a 3-tab shingled roof is absurdly high, as this style of shingle is overwhelmingly popular across the country. It’s the most common type of strip shingle, and has three cutouts or tabs along their lower edges; in other words, each shingle appears to be three different pieces, when the reality is that it is one large piece. Because it covers so much ground, and because of the assortment of colors you can choose from, it’s easily one of the more economical and popular styles of shingle.

Owens Corning manufactures the following 3-tab shingle:

Supreme

  • blended color
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 60 MPH
  • Warranty: 25-year limited

 

Architectural

This premium type of asphalt shingle was developed in the 1970s, and is also commonly referred to as a dimensional or laminated shingle. You could typically come across architectural roofing shingles in new construction or on re-roofing projects, as they are very cost-effective and come in a wide variety of colors. Unlike 3-tab shingles, an architectural roofing shingle has multiple layers of tabs and no cutouts. Rather, parts of the shingle are laminated with more asphalt. This creates added texture and dimension, and reinforces this type of shingle’s ability to guard against outside elements like rain or wind, and potential impact damage.

Owens Corning manufactures the following architectural shingles:

Oakridge

  • blended color
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 110/130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

Duration

  • bold color, deep contrast
  • SureNail technology
  • TruDefinition color
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

Duration Premium Cool

  • solar reflecting, lighter colors
  • Energy Star rated
  • COOL roof shingle
  • SureNail technology
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

 

TruDefinition Oakridge

  • bright color, dramatic contrast
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 110/130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

Duration Designer

  • intense, vibrant color; high contrast
  • SureNail technology
  • TruDefinition color
  • StreakGuard: 10 years
  • Wind Resistance: 130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

Slate Look

The slate look is a type of asphalt shingle we can install for you that provides all of the aesthetic appeal, and none of the potential reinforcement or extraneous precautionary needs that comes with an actual slate roof. By replicating the look of natural slate roofing, Owens Corning has broadened the options available for homeowners looking to install or replace their roof, while reducing the cost and weight a project like this would normally incur.

Owens Corning manufactures the following slate look shingle:

Berkshire

  • laminated; extra large dramatic slate shape
  • StreakGuard: 15 years
  • Wind Resistance: 110/130 MPH
  • Warranty: limited lifetime

 

Environment and Efficiency

While undoubtedly economical, versatile and budget-friendly, you should be wary about using shingles in areas where there is inclement salt spray or difficult weather. Consider the fact that high winds and bad weather can generally damage or knock off shingles easier than something more durable, like tiles. While that may not always be the case, routine maintenance is highly recommended for the simple fact that shingles could be susceptible to things like chipping, buckling, curling or cracking. In addition, seeing something like shingle granules in your gutter is extremely telling of the condition of your roof and the kind of weather your area is prone to.

That said, it’s also important to give credit where it’s due: shingles are fire resistant, after all, and they are unquestionably easy to repair. Their design is impactful as well; positioned in an overlapping arrangement that is likened to fish scales, shingles are purposefully placed in a way that is meant to shed water and minimize any potential build up from snow or similar outlooks, if you live in an area susceptible to those weather patterns. In areas where the climate is easier, a shingled roof is not a bad idea.
 

Cost Effectiveness

When comparing shingles to other types of roofing, it becomes evident early on that the most economical choice would certainly be something in this style. However, it comes at certain costs: Although shingles are a great value for the money, as they are typically half the price of tile roofing, they are also half the life expectancy. Still, shingles last about 20 years, on average, so they’re still ideal – or commonly used – for non-coastal homes and for roof replacements (especially on rentals).

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