Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Did you know there are actually 3 different types of asphalt shingles? If you did, congratulations! But if you didn’t, don’t worry about it. If you’re in the market for a new asphalt roof in the Metro East area, you’ve come to the right place. 

Asphalt shingle roofs are probably the most common option among residential homes. Now while your contractor can give you some valuable insight into the different types of asphalt shingles…you are ultimately the one that has to live with it for the next 20, 30, or even 40 years! So, you need to make sure you understand all the pros, cons, colors, and options before choosing them. Even if your contractor swears by one brand or style in particular…the choice is yours have fun with it

So How Do I Choose the Right Shingles?

As you dive into all of your roofing product choices you might become overwhelmed but don’t worry we’re here to help! Asphalt shingles are good for just about any home. One could argue that they are the benchmark of residential roofing. Asphalt shingles are durable and affordable which is why they are the crowd favorite by many. They also match up with any home style almost perfectly! 

Here at Sax Construction we like to keep it simple for you. There are 3 different types of asphalt shingles out there currently on the market. 

  1. 3 Tab Shingles
  2. Dimensional Shingles
  3. Luxury Shingles

Even though all three of these are made from similar materials, they aren’t exactly the same. Let’s go ahead and break it down to find out what roofing shingles are the best for you!


  • Asphalt shingles are the most affordable option on the market to date


  • Unlike a metal roof, asphalt shingles can be easily damaged during storms
  • Asphalt shingles have to be replaced more often than their metal counterparts


Choosing a roofing product can be stressful, and often we are looking for the most affordable option with the lowest initial cost.  Ultimately your budget is the determining factor here, which is why Asphalt Shingles are the most frequently utilized product on the market.