Classic or Luxury Which Shingle is Right for Your Home? Many homeowners prioritize aesthetics over functionality when it comes to their homes. For them, the appearance of their homes showcases their taste and personalities. And their roofs play a critical role in their homes’ curb appeal.
In these cases, it is worth spending the extra money to have a good-looking roof.
People also refer to them as architectural shingles, laminate shingles, or dimensional shingles. Coming in many styles, they add extra architectural liveliness to your home’s exterior. But, they often come with a high price tag.
Cedar shingles are good options for those shake-style roofs usually found in historically styled homes.
They tend to have an extended lifespan. The Cedar Shake & Shingles Bureau estimates these shingles’ average lifespan between 30-40 years. However, it depends on several factors.
Even if the shingle itself lasts that long, that doesn’t mean they’ll keep their high-end appearance.
As a roofing material, cedar is vulnerable to damage since wood rots and burns easily. So, to get them as resistant as possible, you’ll need cedar shakes specifically treated and installed. However, even in this case, they’re still at risk of damage.
Besides, they are up to six times more expensive than the average asphalt shingles.
With a price ten times higher than the average asphalt shingle, slate is the most expensive roofing material. It suits expensively styled, historic-looking homes such as those of Gothic, Tudor, or Chateau styles.
It’s completely fire-resistant, and depending on its mining location, can last from 60-200 years.
However, over time stone becomes more fragile and loses its impact resistance.
The place where this material is mined influences a lot how well it holds up over the years. Thus, to find a good quarry you’ll have to research a lot. Moreover, you’ll have to pay a high price to have it shipped to you.
Another issue that using slate as roofing material brings is when tiles slip out of place or fall out after installation. The common causes of this issue are low-quality manufacturing techniques and walking on the tiles during installation.
Slate and cedar shakes break off and decay through the years.
On the contrary, the design of Matlock’s luxury shingles imitates the look of expensive materials. However, they come in at a fraction of the cost.
So, you obtain the attractive look of slate and cedar with Matlock’s luxury shingles. But, at a price similar to standard asphalt shingles, you will have much fewer maintenance needs.
- Why are luxury shingles better than classic shingles?
Luxury shingles are three times heavier than natural shingles due to their raw materials. They can resist high winds, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hail. Because of their better durability, they keep their shape and color longer than classic shingles.
So, by installing luxury shingles your roof will look brand new years and years down the line.
- They’re more affordable
Since they’re made of natural materials, slate and cedar roofs are expensive. Slate cost is up to ten times higher than that of a traditional shingle. Besides, you will lose the high-end look that you want.
Therefore, luxury shingles are the perfect solution. They are artificial; so they are far cheaper than their natural counterparts are. Likewise, they are designed to look just as eye-catching as the real deal.
- They’re just as good looking
The texture of luxury shingles is multi-dimensional. This feature creates shadows and depths that mimic the look of classic cedar and slate shakes.
In addition, you can find luxury shingles in a wide range of colors and styles. Hence, they can perfectly fit the style of any home. Indeed, many homeowners prefer the luxury shingles’ look to that of the natural ones.
Their triple-laminate design makes them thicker than the real shakes and gives them a deluxe appearance.
- A beautiful look that stands the test of time
Do you want to get a classic aesthetic without having to pay the price?
Then, Matlock Roofing can give you what you need. We are focused to offer the best products available to give you the roof of your dreams.