Professional Roofing throughout the NY Area

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March 2, 2021
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Your roof plays a significant role in covering and protecting the structure of your home. Even with a wide option of brands and shingle materials available in the market, it is imperative that you, as a homeowner, should take great care in choosing the right type of shingles for your roof.

There will come a time when you need to replace the roofing shingles of your house. And when the time comes, you will want to get the best available roofing shingles to cover your roof. Of course, there are a wide variety of roof shingle materials you can choose from, but what’s more important that you pick a shingle brand and material that will not only add to the aesthetic appeal of your home but provide long-lasting protection.

What Are The Best Roofing Brands?

According to the series of tests conducted by consumers report, which focuses on a shingle’s strength and how well it maintains its appearance over time, below are the top brands.

  • Atlas Pinnacle Pristine
  • GAF Elk Royal Sovereign
  • CertainTeed XT 25
  • Atlas StormMaster Slate
  • Tamko Heritage
  • Owens Corning Oakridge
  • Owens Corning Duration
  • Owens Corning Berkshire Collection
  • IKO Crowne Slate
  • GAF Timberline Shingles
  • IKO – Cambridge

Although most of the shingles are asphalt roofing shingles, that’s understandable as asphalt shingles are by far the most preferred roof choice in New York. They are also a less expensive option and are easier to install.

What Are The Best Roofing Shingles?

Getting a new roof is an essential undertaking. A lot can go wrong when you pick the wrong shingles. That’s why we have put together the top roofing shingles for you.

Here are some of the most popular types of shingles in NY

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Metal Shingles
  • Architectural Shingles
  • Solar Shingles
  • Slate Shingles
  • Wood Shingles
  • Wood Shake Roof Shingles
  • Rubber Roofing Shingles
  • Tile Shingles

Asphalt Shingles

Most New York homeowners use asphalt shingles because it is inexpensive, and they are easy to install. Asphalt roofing shingles have a lot of positives like its ability to last for up to 30 years, its fire-resistant properties, and reasonable strength that makes it a little unyielding to adverse effects of the weather. There are three types of asphalt shingles:

  • 3-Tab Asphalt Roof Shingles (organic asphalt shingles)
  • Architectural Roof Shingles (organic asphalt shingles)
  • Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles also offer a variety of colors and styles. This quality, together with its cost-effectiveness and durability makes it one of the few well-rounded roofing shingles. Of the three types of asphalt shingles listed above, the three-tab is the most affordable type. However, it wears out more quickly compared to the fiberglass and architectural roof shingles.

Advantages Of Asphalt Roof Shingles

  • Cost-effective and ease of installation
  • Versatile and takes less in repairs and maintenance
  • Highly fire resistant


  • They are the least eco-friendly option
  • Can be easily affected by strong winds, heat, and storm

Metal Roof Shingles

Metal roof materials offer a new level of aesthetic appeal to homes. In metal roofing, different types of metal can be used, some of the most common materials include;

  • Aluminum shingles
  • Steel Shingles
  • Zinc Roof Shingles
  • Copper Shingles
  • Tin Metal Shingles

The aluminum, lightweight steel and zinc are the most common metals used. Although copper metal roofs offer the most appeal aesthetically, it is, however, a more costly option.

Metal roof shingles are very stylish and come in different colors and varieties. They can last for more than 80 years, giving it the title of the shingle with the highest life span. Metal shingles are lightweight, making them easier to install. They can be installed over preexisting shingles.

Advantages Of Metal Roofing

  • They are eco-friendly. Metal shingles can be fully recycled after they long spell
  • Can boost the resale value of your home
  • They are lightweight but still highly resistant to fire, wind, and impact


  • It is the most expensive option (its longevity and durability makes it a better option in the long run)
  • The material can easily dent when hit with a heavy object

Wood Shingles

From pine, cypress, or cedar, wood shingles always deliver a natural dose of beauty when applied for roofing. Wooden roof shingles are lightweight and easy to install. They are also cut to a particular size with a smooth finish, all giving it a unique look. The eye-catching wood shingles on your roof can last for over 30 years. However, its longevity depends on the type of wood and pretreatment before its installation. They also require higher maintenance.

Although many people do mix up a wood shake and wood shingles, they are not precisely the same. While wood shingles are machine-cut with a smooth surface and definite edges, a wood shake is sawn off and split by hand, giving it a lesser uniform appearance.

Advantages Of Wood Shingles

  • Can be naturally resistant to moisture and insects
  • It is aesthetically pleasing
  • When treated, can be Class A fire-resistant


  • Expensive during repairs and involves high maintenance

Clay Tile Shingles

In recent times, the once traditional clay tiles have been modernized to offer more aesthetic appeal, while still retaining and even improving on its strength and durability. Clay tile shingles are fire-resistant and durable. They are mostly mixed with concrete tiles, formed with a lightweight blend, which makes them very tough but easy to work with. Clay tile shingles are treated with a waterproof coating.

Advantages Of Clay Tile Shingles

  • Resistant to fire and insects
  • Has a long life Span of over 50 years
  • They are recyclable


  • They are expensive
  • They are heavy

Bottom Line

Although, these are the top roofing shingles in NY, how would you know which one is best for your home? When you consider your taste and budget, finding the right shingle type, style and color for your home will be a lot easier. Above all, getting the right contractor is twice as important.

To get the best out of your roofing investment, contact us at 553 Prospect Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (646)-838-0441

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