Your home’s roof can make up a large portion of your home’s look and feel. With that knowledge, you want to pick a shingle that matches the character or look of your home while also doing its primary job of keeping your home protected.

There are many different types of asphalt shingles available, but if you want a look that will take your home to the next level, you should consider luxury shingles. You may be wondering how a shingle becomes upgraded to a luxury shingle and what that means for your home. Let’s review what luxury shingles are as well as some of the benefits they offer to help you decide if they’re the right shingles for you.

What’s So Great About Luxury Shingles?

There are no set definitions that make a type of shingle a “luxury” shingle in the roofing world. Luxury is a colloquial term that refers to shingles that have a higher-quality cut or thickness than standard 3-tab or architectural shingles. You can find luxury shingles that imitate the look of wood shakes, luxury shingles that are cut “apron style” and luxury shingles that are triple laminated to provide depth and shadow that you just won’t be able to find with any other type of shingle style.

Popular types of luxury shingles in the US include CertainTeed’s Presidential Series, GAF’s Grand Canyon or Grand Sequoia series, or Owens Corning’s Woodmore and Woodcrest series.

Benefits of Luxury Shingles

• Provide depth and shadow that you won’t find with standard shingles
• Increases home value
• Adds character to your roof with their cut and “sawn-off” appearance
• Can imitate wood shake but with the benefits of asphalt shingles
• Are available in impact-resistant styles to help strengthen your roof. This is important for hail-prone areas, making them popular for Texas, or Denver roofing.
• Is required by some homeowner’s associations

If you’re still curious about luxury shingles on your home, make a call to your local and reputable roofing company. When you meet with a roofing representative you can figure out what options you have in luxury shingle choice, and what types of luxury shingles would perform best on your roof. With luxury shingles on your roof, your home will be the envy of everyone on the block.

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