Most Common Residential Roofing Material – Asphalt Shingles

“Economical to produce, relatively easy to install and widely available, asphalt shingles are today’s most popular roofing material—not only because they’re less costly than wood, wood shakes, tile, metal or slate, but also because their guaranteed life span pits them favorably against competitors. At least a dozen major U.S. and Canadian building-product manufacturers market asphalt shingles, including GAF, CertainTeed and Owens Corning”, explains Bob Villa.

HGTV shares that “Asphalt Shingles are the most common residential roofing material used in the United States. Asphalt shingles are popular because they are economical and easy to install. These shingles can be reinforced with fiberglass or organic materials (cellulose) without changing the appearance of the shingle”.

“Asphalt Singles are beautiful, affordable and reliable for your roofing system. When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles continue to raise the B.A.R., providing a Beautiful, Affordable and Reliable roofing solution for any residence. In addition to having a variety of styles, textures and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain”, reports Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association ARMA.

Here are some of the many reasons people want asphalt shingles are their roofing material:


Asphalt Shingles are affordable to use:

  • Very affordable
  • Superb value
  • Many pricing options
  • Cost-effective


Asphalt Shingles are very reliable to use:

  • 100-year proven track record in North America
  • Long life-expectancy
  • Ideal weight; not too heavy or too light
  • Fewer leak problems
  • Durable
  • Excellent uplift resistance
  • Excellent fire resistance


Here are some reasons that Asphalt Shingles are beautiful to use:

  • Wide array of rich, gorgeous colors
  • Wide selection of textures
  • Huge choice of shingle styles
  • Look like wood, cedar, or slate

Asphalt Shingles
There are three primary types of asphalt shingles:

  1. Dimensional shingles — sometimes called architectural or laminate shingles.
  2. 3-tab shingles — also referred to as three-tab shingles.
  3. Luxury shingles — occasionally called premium shingles.

Asphalt Shingles
Examples of color and style options for asphalt shingles include:

  • Slate
  • Weathered wood
  • Barkwood
  • Charcoal

For almost every home Asphalt shingles are a great choice. They are affordable, durable, and come in incredible variety of colors and styles to match almost any exterior. Call an experienced roof contractor today to get a quote.

No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to be a GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor in Florida! No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

Other Articles You Might Like

No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company and are conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. Your peace of mind is important to our family!

Contact Us

35753 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684


License #: CCC1330253