Selecting asphalt shingles for your new roof in Massachusetts
If you want to replace the roof on your Worcester area home, asphalt shingles are far and away the most popular option for roofing material. Although they come with decades-long warranties, asphalt shingles offer good value and ease of installation. LJ Construction has installed asphalt shingles on countless homes in Dudley, Sutton and throughout Central Massachusetts and offers this short primer on shingle selection for your new roof.
Standard three-tab asphalt shingles have been the workhorse material of residential roofing for over 50 years. They are available in many colors, from solid black to red to mixed colors, although most Massachusetts homeowners opt for the more classic palettes. With typical warranties of 20, 25 or 30 years, three tab shingles likely offer your lowest cost option for roof replacement.
With a more distinctive look, architectural shingles have become more popular in recent years. Architectural shingles are similar to three tab shingles but with a more layered, textured appearance. Since they are about twice as thick, they also offer greater durability and longer warranties, often for a modest increase in materials cost. Some architectural shingle manufacturers carry lifetime warranties for their roofing products, which can put your mind at ease about your new roof.
LJ Construction has long worked with leaders in the asphalt shingle industry like Certainteed and GAF. We stand behind their quality products and proudly guarantees for work for installation, flashing and other aspects of your new roof.
Wading through the colors, textures and warranty options for new asphalt shingles can be daunting. LJ Construction can help guide you though the options. Give us a call today for a free estimate and site evaluation for your Worcester area roof replacement.