Asphalt shingles are one of the
most common types of roofing materials. However, there are several different
types of asphalt shingles, including standard, dimensional, and specialty.
Specialty shingles, also known as designer shingles, are the top-of-the-line
shingles you could choose for your roof. Continue reading to learn more about
specialty shingles and the most popular types.
Specialty shingles are the highest level of asphalt shingles,
ranking above 3-tab shingles and
architectural shingles. The difference between other types of asphalt shingles
and specialty shingles is the layers of asphalt on top of a fiberglass base.
These layers of asphalt are what create the 3-dimensional look. The combination
of the 3-D effect and different shapes gives specialty shingles the ability to
mimic other shingle types, such as cedar and slate. To emulate these different
shingle types, specialty shingles come in a variety of shapes and colors.
These specialty shingles offer the best of both worlds: great
aesthetics and durability. The multiple layers of shingles provide premium
protection to your home with impact resistance, high wind ratings, fire rating,
and UV reflection to keep your home cooler. A few benefits of these elements
are the long lifespan of your roof and lower energy costs.
This duo of high-quality designs and sturdiness does come at a
premium price point. However, if these attributes are important to you for your
roof, specialty shingles are worth the additional investment.
If you're considering utilizing specialty shingles for your
roof replacement, you need to know the most popular types that are on the
TruDefinition® Duration Max®
The TruDefinition® Duration Max® shingles are specialty
architectural shingles that are specifically designed to give the look of cedar
shake shingles. They come in a wide variety of colors to fit your curb appeal
dreams to a tee. A few benefits of these shingles are algae resistance
protection for up to 10 years, a high wind rating of up to 130 MPH, and a
limited lifetime warranty.
mimic the style of slate shingles with the thickness, proportion, and color
selection but with the durability of specialty architectural shingles. If you
love the look of a slate roof but your home can't bear the weight of slate
shingles, Berkshire® shingles are a
great option for you. In addition, the wind rating of 130 MPH, 15-year algae-resistant protection, and limited lifetime warranty make these a safe option
for your home.
are also specialty architectural shingles that also provide the rustic appeal
of wood shake shingles. These shingles are the perfect mix of visual appeal
with a variety of colors, Class A fire resistance, and durability. A wind
rating of 110 MPH and algae resistance protection make Woodcrest® shingles a great option for your
To learn more about the benefits of asphalt shingles, click here.
Ready to replace your roof with specialty shingles? Our team at
Roof It Forward can provide a roof replacement quote through a free roofing
inspection. We will go through any concerning areas of your roof, any repairs
that could be necessary prior to replacement, and the associated costs. We are
here to walk you through the entire roof replacement process. Schedule your free roofing inspection and quote