Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. The primary purpose of asphalt in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle. The best asphalt will stay flexible. It won’t dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.
Strip Asphalt Roofing Shingles are single-layered asphalt roofing shingles typically designed to look like slate. They’re typically the lightest weight asphalt roofing shingles that new-roofing contractors in Mansfield, Franklin, and surrounding areas offer. Strip asphalt shingles are built on a tough fiberglass base. Each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing. Strip roofing shingles are used primarily by homeowners as replacement roofing shingles for homes that already have strip shingles on the roof. CertainTeed manufactures strip roofing shingles under the product names CT™ 20, XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.
Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles are manufactured as multi-layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). They’re typically heavier in weight than strip roofing shingles, and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime. CertainTeed’s Landmark™ Series roofing shingles are prototypically designed for a Dimensional roofing shingle.
Premium asphalt roofing shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional dimensional asphalt roofing shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor™, Presidential Shake™ and Carriage House™ shingles are prime examples of premium shingles that provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal for roofing throughout Walpole, Medway, Franklin, and Mansfield.
Premium asphalt roofing shingles might also have important functional improvements such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs. Landmark™ IR and Landmark and Presidential Solaris™ would be primary examples of premium asphalt roofing shingles that provide enhanced functional performance.
The Presidential Shake Roofing Shingles is the official name for CertainTeed’s Luxury Shingles. But, don’t let the name fool you. The Presidential series is an asphalt shingle that has a lifetime warranty and replicates the look of a cedar wood shake roof. The Presidential series comes in two versions: Regular and Presidential TL Ultimate. The regular version is a two- laminate roofing shingle and the TL is a thicker tri-laminate roofing shingle. In fact, you won’t find a thicker asphalt shingle than the TL because it would be too heavy for most roofing in Medway, Franklin, and surrounding areas.
Along with two-tone shading (light and dark) for dimension, Presidential roofing shingles include a zigzag pattern in the design, creating shadow lines that make the roofing shingle appear from ground level even thicker than it already is.