3 Different Types Of Roof Shingles

One of the most common types of roofs found in residential homes is Shingle Roofs. Shingle Roofs are roof coverings that consist of overlapping individual components.   These components are usually flat rectangular shapes – laid in an overlapping series beginning from the lower edge of the roof up, consisting of a succeeding series of overlapping elements.

The shingles making up the roof are typically made with fiberglass, saturated with asphalt, and coated in minerals to resist weathering. Some benefits of Shingle Roofing include a strong resistance against harsh weather, easy maintenance, and cost-effective installation and repair. Shingle Roofing should be inspected about every two years to ensure proper care.

Shingle Roof Styles

The term “shingle roof” doesn’t describe a specific style or product. Instead, it covers a wide range of shingle roofing options. Here are some of the most common styles used in Shingle Roofing.

3 Tab 

3-Tab Shingles are made from durable fiberglass basemat coated with mineral granules, giving each piece fluctuating color tones. 

Typically, they are lightweight and crafted to withstand the elements for many years. They are also affordable and aesthetically clean to the eye. 3-Tab Shingles may be a solid choice for homeowners on a budget. They are commonly found in older homes or newer economy housing.


Architectural Shingles, also known as dimensional or laminated shingles, consist of two or more layers of shingles bonded together. The lowest layer is exposed to remove notches from the shingle. This is what gives your roof that three-dimensional look. 

Architectural Shingles are the most popular asphalt shingle today, accounting for nearly three-fourths of all asphalt roofing projects. Because Architectural Shingles are multi-layered shingles, they are extra durable and can withstand many years of wear and tear. 

One of the most appealing features of Architectural Shingles is the way that it looks. These Shingles are also available in a wide variety of colors to complement the aesthetic of any home.

Wood Shake

Shingles will always have a smooth and uniform look across the entirety of your roof. On the other hand, Wood Shakes are usually hand split, giving it a rougher texture and finish. This provides a Wood Shake roof a unique aesthetic, with less uniformity across each shake covering your roof. 

Wood Shakes are a good choice for someone interested in adding a rustic appearance to their home. They require an extensive manufacturing and installation process, which ensures protection for your home from all elements.

Need A New Roof?

Are you in the market for a roof replacement? Look no further than Pinnacle Roofing. Not only do we offer 3-Tab, Architectural, and Wood Shake Shingles – but we also in Foam, Tile, and Walk Deck roofing. Our skilled Phoenix roofers provide an excellent product and long-lasting results.

 We are licensed, bonded, and insured Phoenix roofers with over 25 years of experience in the Phoenix area. In addition, we offer residential and commercial roofing backed by our comprehensive warranties. Installing a new roof is not a small investment, and we encourage every homeowner to do their homework and reach out to multiple roofing companies. We are confident in our products, and we stand behind our work.

Call Us Today!

An investment in your home is an investment towards your future. Although we cannot prevent the storms of tomorrow, we can improve the integrity of your roof today. For over 25 years we’ve seen many storms, but just like the roofs we build– we got you covered.  Don’t let bad weather rain on your parade, give us a call today at (623)-792-5497 for a free estimate and consultation. 

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