What Shingle Is Right for Your Roof?


When it’s time to install a new roof in Apex, you will likely face the daunting task of selecting one of several types of shingles. Choosing the right shingle depends on multiple factors, such as composition, weather conditions, cost, and even house architecture. But how do you know if a shingle is right for your Apex home?

At Carey Roofing, we offer different types of shingles along with a wide range of colors and special features that demonstrate the durability and strength of our roofs.

3 types of roof shingles that may be right for you are:

  • Slate shingles. This type of shingle is known for its longevity, lasting anywhere from 80 to over 100 years. Made of natural stone, slate shingles are high-density, making it waterproof and noncombustible. Though a slate rooftop is pricey to install and repair, it is highly resistant to temperature fluctuations and is environmentally friendly.
  • Architectural shingles. Also known as laminate or dimensional shingles, these shingles bring interest and texture to a roof because of its layered appearance. Unlike other styles, these shingles are less likely to crack or curl due to heat and time, and architectural roofs can last up to 30 years. While these shingles are waterproof, they’re not recommended for roofs with a low slope that is susceptible to wind-driven rain.
  • Three-tab shingles. Inexpensive to install and repair, three-tab shingles are lightweight and designed to deflect UV rays, keeping the house cool while protecting it from damage. The only downside is that three-tab roofs last up to 20 years, and bad weather such as hail or high winds can easily damage the shingles, which will require repair.

Being informed about the quality and effectiveness of each style will help you make the right decision when you’re choosing a shingle for your roof. If you still don’t know which shingle the best fit for your home is, contact us today or visit our website to learn more about the styles we have to offer.