First used in 1901, the asphalt roof has been part of the American home landscape for over a century. Asphalt shingles are durable, affordable, and come in many different textures and colors. We offer three main types of asphalt shingles at our roofing company: 3-tab asphalt, fiberglass asphalt, and architectural style asphalt shingles. All 3-tab shingles have a durable fiberglass base mat coated with mineral granules, giving each piece different color tones. They are lightweight and designed to withstand the elements for 30 years or more and are easy to recognize by their clean, horizontal appearance. Fiberglass shingles are different because they have a fiberglass mat, while organic asphalt shingles use paper as the base. These shingles are more water-resistant, fire-resistant, and work well in hot climates. Architectural shingles are double-layered and made out of two asphalt shingle strips that are laminated together. This layering creates a shingle that is better suited to hold up against the elements, making it suitable for both residential and commercial roofing. The layered effect leaves room for diverse shapes and sizes, and you can choose from different dimensional looks, colors, and textures. The versatility of this custom roofing makes it an attractive and popular option for businesses and homeowners. Less-CoRoofing can help guide you through the process of choosing the right type of roofing material and style based on your needs and budget. Call (916) 485-9859 in the Sacramento, CA area and get a free no-obligation estimate today.