Designer shingles is a term commonly used to describe dimensional asphalt single roofing materials that mimic the look of more expensive options such as tile and slate. And, even though these materials cost far less than the traditional materials they resemble, they are significantly more durable and long-lasting than traditional asphalt roofing.
What Are Designer Shingles?
If you’re familiar with the upscale appearance and superior protection that slate, clay, concrete or terra cotta roof tiles offer, you’re probably also aware of how much these products cost to install.
Designer alternatives are fabricated in the same way that traditional asphalt shingles are, but they offer significantly improved appearance and performance – at a fraction of the price of the slate and tile roofing products.
These roofing products are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, designed to enhance the appearance and curb appeal of your home. In fact, you might be hard-pressed to tell the difference between
How Durable Are Designer Shingles?
Designer shingles not only look more impressive than their more basic predecessors, but they are also much heavier, more durable and significantly longer-lasting than traditional asphalt roofing materials.
Most designer roofing options include a lifetime warranty. Most of these products are also rated for high winds (up to 130 miles per hour) and coated with a special product that resists staining and mold growth.
Are Designer Shingles Expensive?
Depending on the manufacturer, you may see these roofing materials described as premium, high-definition or architectural shingles. But, no matter what you call them, they are only slightly more expensive than traditional, three-tab asphalt roofing.
Many Utah homeowners will enjoy an increase in their home’s value after installing designer asphalt roofing and, because they provide superior protection and insulation, you may see a decrease in your power bills.
If you want the upscale look, value and energy benefits of slate or clay roofing tile – but not the high cost – consider using one of these architectural asphalt roofing options.
Knockout Roofing offers a vast array of northern Utah’s preferred roofing materials, installed by our trained and experienced roofing professionals. We can show you your options and provide a customized estimate for tear-offs, reroofing and new roof installation. We serve commercial and residential roofing customers in Salt Lake City and throughout northern Utah. Call us today to learn more about how designer shingles can improve your home’s protection, curb appeal and value.