Types of Shingles: Explained

Are you planning to replace your roof soon? You might be surprised to learn that there are 18 types of shingles. Understanding the different types is key to choosing the right shingles for your home.

In this article, we explore the styles, costs, and materials of the 3 most popular types of shingles. 

3 Tab Asphalt Shingles

3 Tab Asphalt is the best choice if you are seeking the most affordable shingles for installation. This is the most commonly installed roofing material. Asphalt shingles will last between 15 – 20 years and cost on average between $4,500 and $6,500 per 2000 square feet. 

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are more durable than asphalt shingles. Their sculpted appearance is enhanced with an additional layer of laminate. With proper maintenance, architectural shingles can last from 30 to 50 years, and cost on average $150 to $550 per square foot. 

Metal Roof Shingles

In addition to being stylish, metal roof shingles are available in a wide range of colors. Additionally, they are easy to install and lightweight. The lifespan of these roofs can range from 75 to 100 years, making them one of the longest-lasting roof types. On average, they cost $525 to $1,250 per square foot.  

As a family-run Roofing, Siding and Construction company, Michael C. Graham & Son takes pride in the work we do for our residential and commercial customers across Central New York and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request a free estimate on your next roofing project.