Different Types of Roofing Shingles and Their Benefits

Different types of roofing shingles and their benefits from Republic Roofing. It does not matter what is the age of your roof or whether it has faced the brunt of weather or normal wear and tear, you would always want to change the style of your shingles. There are several shingles styles and types available in the market and you would be choosing from one of them. One shingle might be easy to acquire while the other might not be that common. Another shingle might offer a specific sort of weather resistance that is more problematic for your home and location.


Pick the right shingle for your home is always a tough task as you are never sure which would suit you better. Remember one thing, always go for those shingles which work best for your home whether it is raining or hailing. We have compiled a list of five of the most common shingle types to provide you with an idea of what is available.

Shingle Variations

Owens Corning Duration® Shingles, which provide complete protection against winds up to 130 mph, are our favorite asphalt shingles. Your home will immediately gain instant curb appeal and character with these shingles, which are available in a variety of colors and styles. This shingle contains numerous protective elements, including Sure Nail, a strip of fabric that holds together your shingles, eases the nailing process, and provides a more secure layer of protection over you and your family’s heads.

3 Tab Asphalt Shingles

If you happen to glance up at the roofs of homes in a neighborhood, chances are you’ll see this type of shingle. Most people choose asphalt shingles because they are inexpensive and easy to install. If almost every house in America has them, they must be doing something right. Just because they’re affordable, doesn’t mean they don’t work.

Metal Roof Shingles

Metal roofs are perfect for keeping you comfortable when it rains. Metal roofs also provide extra protection from the elements. In addition to providing an added aesthetic benefit for use, metal shingles can be molded into any style or shape you desire. One of the biggest benefits of using a metal shingle roof is its longer lifespan. Metal shingles can last between 75 and 100 years, as opposed to most roofs that last about 20 years before needing replacement.

Wood Shingles

Depending on how they are prepared for installation, these shingles will perform differently. The materials can last up to 50 years if they are treated properly before installation. They might need to be replaced in 15 years if they do not receive proper treatment. Their design and appearance make them an excellent choice. Depending on the design you want, you can use either wood or wooden shakes.

Ceramic Clay Tiles

The aesthetic appeal of clay tiles cannot be overstated. Those of you who have been to southern California, or the southern areas of the United States are quite familiar with these types of shingles. They provide a Spanish look and are quite durable, which is appealing to many homeowners. Depending on the type of material that your tiles are made from, you could be looking at a roof that lasts 100 years with maintenance. 

Slate Tile Shingles

The natural style of the slate roof is always the center of attraction. If you want a colored-style roof, then it might not be the right choice for you as it always has a rustic dull look but has all the aesthetics in it. For this, the slate roofing style is the best option, and they can also withstand extreme weather. 

Republic Roofing is proud to serve Lakeland, Germantown, Bartlett, Memphis, and Collierville, Tennessee homeowners for over a decade. If you need an experienced, organized roofing company you can count on, call us at (901) 437-5278 or send us an inquiry here to schedule your inspection.