Asphalt Roof Shingles
Asphalt shingles remain the most budget-friendly and widely used roofing material in Plano. However, after major hail damage in 2016, more homeowners are switching to hail-resistant metal roofs.
For those with tight budgets, asphalt still makes sense. The material costs less than other options, and any roofer can install it. This leads to abundant contractor choice and manufacturer options. Recently, asphalt shingles have expanded in colors and styles too.
At Title Roofing, we install top asphalt brands like GAF and Owens Corning that offer lengthy warranties and proven quality. While asphalt lacks the longevity and weather-resistance of metal, it provides affordable protection.
Contact us to weigh the pros and cons of asphalt versus other roofing for your specific needs. Our expertise helps homeowners pick the right materials and maximize value.
Asphalt Roof Material
Asphalt Composite and Organic Shingles
The top-selling roofing material in North Texas is asphalt composite shingles made with fiberglass. Fiberglass makes shingles affordable, water/fire resistant, lightweight, and tear-resistant – similar to its benefits in home insulation.
Organic asphalt shingles, with higher asphalt content, are less prevalent in Dallas now. Visually, organic and composite shingles look similar. However, fiberglass composites reflect heat better, are more eco-friendly, and have greater durability.
At Title Roofing, we recommend the best shingle type for your roof after considering factors like climate, budget, and longevity goals. Although organic shingles cost less upfront, composite fiberglass makes more economic sense long-term in North Texas.
Trust our expertise to guide you through the pros and cons of all asphalt shingle varieties. We help homeowners make the optimal choice to protect their investment.
Asphalt Shingle Design
Asphalt Shingle Types and Styles
Most think of black or gray asphalt shingles, but white actually works best in Texas summers if you like the look. Unique textures and shapes create visual interest too.
The most affordable option is 3-tab shingles with a flat, repetitive pattern. Dimensional shingles add depth, mimicking wood’s dimensional shape at a lower cost.
Designer or architectural shingles take shapes and designs further with custom styles, patterns, and colors. These can imitate slate, tile, and other luxe looks.
At Title Roofing, we install all asphalt shingle varieties. Material costs rise with more complex styles but install time is similar. If your community has restrictions, let us know so we can recommend compliant options.
With our expertise, you can elevate roof visual appeal without breaking the bank. We help match the right asphalt shingles to your aesthetic vision and budget.
Asphalt Roof Durability
The hot Texas sun can warp asphalt shingles over time. Title recommends Energy Star Rated fiberglass shingles for extra solar protection and for cutting a monthly electric bill. Two products we install that meet this criteria:
In addition to heat, asphalt shingles are more likely to be affected by hail and wind storms than other roofing systems. Choosing a premium shingle, such as designer or dimensional, delivers thicker shingles which are more weather resistant.
Many of the shingles sold by Title are wind resistant up to 110-130 mph and Class A fire rated. Asphalt shingles can be impact-resistant, Class 4 hail resistant are available at a higher cost.
The average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 15 years. Let’s just say, you get what you pay for… Going to a higher quality laminated shingle can increase a roof lifespan to 30 – 50 years.
Asphalt Roof Maintenance
Your roof’s lifespan can be greatly improved by proper maintenance. Over time, neglected asphalt roofs can have a black streaky appearance and grow fungus and mold. Without an inspection after major storms or regular cleaning, your roof could have a water leak. Don’t find out the hard way. Most manufacturer warranties require regular roof maintenance, or the claim is void.