If you imagined a dark gray roofing installation made up of flat, rectangular pieces, then you likely saw an asphalt shingle roof. According to Consumer Reports, asphalt shingle roofs are by far the most common type of roof in the United States.
Shingle roofs are named for the materials used in their construction: shingles. Shingles are flat, rectangular pieces of asphalt or composite roofing material. They're applied from the base of the roof upwards and often overlap to provide full coverage.
Over the last hundred years, asphalt shingles have evolved from being available only in two colors—black or green—to a wide range of colors and styles. Modern shingles can mimic slate, wood, or tile but still provide a safe and durable roof.
Shingles come in two main styles: 3-tab and architectural. 3-tab shingles mimic the appearance of three individual shingles when installed, while architectural shingles are thicker and have a more dimensional look. Both types of shingle are durable, but architectural shingles will last longer and perform better in high wind areas.
Shingles are generally less expensive than other types of roofing materials, and they require less training and expertise to install. The shingle roofing Schaumburg you choose will last anywhere from 10 to 30+ years.