Asphalt Shingle Roofing


Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material for residential homes.  They are inexpensive, easy to install, and come in a variety of colors and styles.  Algae resistant shingles and Energy Star rated shingles are also available.  Asphalt shingles are available in three styles; traditional three-tab, architectural, and specialty shingles. 


Three-tab Shingles: Cost: $

Three-tab shingles provide a traditional flat appearance with smooth, clean lines.  They contain cutouts or tabs, making one shingle appear to be three separate shingles.  Three-tab shingles are the most basic and most economical shingle option.


Architectural Shingles: Cost: $$-$$$

Architectural shingles, also called dimensional shingles, are one step up from the traditional three-tab shingles.  They offer a layered or dimensional appearance.  They typically have a longer lifespan and warranty than three-tab shingles.


Specialty Shingles: Cost: $$$$-$$$$$

Specialty shingles are designed to resemble the look and thickness of natural slate.  Specialty shingles are more expensive than three-tab and architectural shingles.  

Benefits of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Benefits of an Asphalt Shingle Roof
  • Appearance:  Asphalt shingles are available in a wide variety of styles and colors to complement any home.  Choose from shades of brown, gray, blue, green, black, and even red. 
  • Ease of Installation:  Compared to some other roofing systems, asphalt shingle roofs are relatively easy to install.  If any shingles become damaged, repairs are also quick and easy.
  • Cost:  Many homeowners are drawn to asphalt shingle roofing because of its low cost.  Asphalt roofing is less expensive than other roofing systems.  The shingles are available in a range of pricing options to suit any budget.
  • Lifespan:  Asphalt shingle roofs typically last for 20 to 30 years.  Limited lifetime warranties are available for some shingles.  In addition, asphalt shingle roofs require little maintenance.

Owens Corning Asphalt Shingles

Owens Corning Asphalt Shingles

We are proud to install products manufactured by Owens Corning.  Owens Corning offers high quality materials including asphalt shingles made from reinforced fiberglass, and architectural shingles along with lifetime warranties available!  MBA Roofing is an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor. 

You can use Owens Corning Design EyeQ to see which style and color of shingles will best complement your home.  It's easy to use.  Upload a photo of your house and then start trying on different shingles.