Why Are Designer Roof Shingles Better?

Designer Roof Shingles

Designer roof shingles are slightly costlier than basic, three-tab asphalt shingles, but the results can completely transform a home.

This type of roofing material, sometimes called dimensional shingles, give homeowners the power to customize their home’s look, adding sophistication and beauty to an otherwise plain roof. It creates incredible curb appeal, and the long-lasting benefits are plentiful.

Mimic Wood, Slate and More for a Fraction of the Price

Wood shakes and slate tiles are attractive and desirable, but they make roof upkeep harder and the maintenance is more expensive than for asphalt shingles.

Wood shakes must be cleaned and checked for moisture and decay periodically, otherwise moss and mold can quickly overtake them.

Slate tiles can last for over 100 years, but if one breaks, you need to retain the services of a skilled slate roof contractor to fix it, because roofers untrained in slate repair can cause more damage.

Instead of dealing with these challenges, get the look of cedar shakes or slate for a much lower price, both up front and over the long term. Designer roof shingles mimic the look of high-end roofing materials, but they offer all the advantages of asphalt shingle coverage.

They’re easier to maintain and they provide top-notch protection from extreme weather. They won’t shatter like slate and they aren’t a fire hazard like wood.

Wise Investment When You Need a New Roof

There are so many reasons designer roof shingles are a better investment than basic shingles, and it starts with quality.

Standard three-tab shingles are thinner, with a shorter life span. Designer shingles are thicker, wind resistant and less likely to warp. Even though they are heavier, they’re not so heavy that the roof requires additional support, such as would be the case with slate. They’re fire and stain resistant, and they’re beautiful.

With all of these benefits, why not pay a bit more for designer shingles and add extra value to your home? A new roof can provide a 75 percent return on investment when you sell your home, and likely even more with a better shingles.

Get a Lifetime Warranty

Companies with high-quality products and a sterling reputation, such as those that are GAF certified, offer lifetime limited warranties on their designer shingles. You get coverage for all labor and materials and the warranty is transferable to one other homeowner, making it desirable to any future potential buyers.

Want to learn more about why designer roof shingles are the right choice for your home? Contact Knockout Roofing and see why GAF’s product offerings are the ideal option, no matter what style of home you own.