First introduced in the 1970’s, dimensional shingles are now the most popular type of asphalt shingles among homeowners. These shingles consist of fiberglass, organic materials and asphalt which creates a weather-resistant and affordable roofing material that can last upwards of 20 years (yes, even in New England’s weather climate). Below are a few reasons why dimensional shingles are the most popular type among homeowners in the greater Boston area.
Dimensional Shingles Offer Improved Functionality
Dimensional shingles are installed in such a way that the entire roof becomes extremely durable. The shingles themselves are also quite hardy and as a result the homeowner will often pay more for the material than other lesser-grade asphalt shingles. However, it is worth the investment, as dimensional shingles last significantly longer than other types and currently account for an estimated 3/4 of all asphalt roofing jobs. At Bay State Exteriors, we highly recommend this type of roofing shingle as it can withstand snow, ice, and the hot summer temperatures.
Dimensional Shingles Offer Improved Looks
One of the most interesting facts about dimensional shingles is that they became popular not because of their improved functionality, but because of their improved aesthetic. Roofers and homeowners wanted to create a roof that had more depth to it, which is why many contractors switched from 3-tab (very one-dimensional) shingles. Dimensional shingles are also available in a wide variety of colors, including charcoal, gray, black, and clay red. This type of shingle is easy to pick out when driving through a neighborhood as the roof looks much more textured than surrounding homes; this can also lead to increased home value in the long run.
Why Choose Dimensional Shingles
If you have the budget, we highly recommend choosing dimensional shingles for both their improved aesthetic and functionality. They are much less expensive than the Luxury Asphalt Shingles option and traditional wood shakes. Dimensional shingles often come with a better warranty than the lesser-grade asphalt shingles, which means you get a better return on investment. If you’re in the market for a new roof, Bay State Exteriors is here to provide professional roofing installation services for homeowners in the greater Boston area, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire. We’ll work with you to choose the best color shingles for your home in order to improve your home’s value. Contact us today for a free estimate!