Shingle Roofs

Residential Roofing|Single|San Diego
Shingles are primarily made of asphalt with a fiberglass scrim sheet reinforcement for strength and stability. They have ceramic granules of various colors embedded on the surface for reflection and appearance. The asphalt works as a repellent to water and also holds the granule surfacing in place. Manufacturer pro-rated warranties generally cover from 20-50 years.

The Benefits of a Asphalt and Fiberglass Shingle Roofs

  • Durable, cost effective and lightweight.
  • Weather and fire resistant.
  • Available in many different styles and colors, some offering the look of wood, tile, or stone.

There are two general categories of Asphalt/Fiberglass Roofing Shingles:

3-Tab Roofing Shingles
3-Tab Asphalt/Fiberglass Roofing Shingles are single-layered typically designed to look like slate.  Strip roofing shingles are usually the lightest weight asphalt roofing shingles available in the market.  Built on a tough fiber glass base, each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing.  3-Tab roofing shingles are used primarily as an economical solution for re-roofing a home.

Hi-Profile Dimensional Roofing Shingles
Hi-profile Dimensional Asphalt /Fiberglass Roofing Shingles are manufactured with additional tabs of shingles adhered to the top side of the shingle to  provide a thicker and richer appearance.  Hi-profile dimensional roofing shingles typically are heavier weight than 3-tab roofing shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.

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Brands of shingles available on the West Coast are as follow: 

Malarkey, Owens-Corning, GAF / Elk, Certainteed & Tamko

A few sample colors are as follows: