5 Most Popular Types of Roof Shingles

Popular types roof shingles

Roof shingles are available in different colors, sizes, and shapes. To get the best roofing material for your home, you need to know the most popular types of roof shingles.

With the right information within your reach, you can confidently hire a roofing contractor. Shelter Roofing has served Southern California for over 40 years now. So we know the best roof shingles for you.

Read this post to learn more about roof shingle types.

Common Types of Roof Shingles

  • Fiberglass shingles

The fiberglass shingles are relatively inexpensive and largely popular in the roofing industry. The design includes a woven fiberglass base and a waterproof coating.

This roof material also has ceramic granules which prevent ultraviolet rays from making entry into a home.

Choosing the fiberglass shingle allows you to enjoy up to 30 years without any roofing problems.

  • Wood shingles

Wood shingles are produced from pine or cedar and they’re split into shakes with the use of a machine.

Because of the natural appearance which the wood roof shingles provides, it’s one of the roof shingles which requires the most maintenance.

It is necessary to remove debris which can retain moisture and cause rotting in the wood after a while.

While roof shingles aren’t generally fire-resistant, they can be treated to prevent fire from entering into a home. Additionally, they can last for up to 50 years.  

  • Composite/asphalt shingles

The composite/asphalt/composition shingles are available in different colors and styles. Normally, replacing them is easy, and you don’t have to break the bank to replace your old roof with composite shingles.

The best part of this roofing material is that it’s fire-resistant. So you never have to worry about losing your home roof to firestorms or replacing your roof within the first three decades.

Shelter Roofing provides composition shingles among our other roofing materials. We ensure that our clients receive high-quality roofing materials at an affordable cost.

  • Metal shingles

Metal shingles are made from steel, aluminum or tin panels and interlocked so that they resemble actual shingles.

This choice of roofing material is excellent for warmer climates since metal shingles reflect heat.

Maintaining a metal roof is easy but installing it may prove slightly difficult. Another downside is the noise which may become excessive during rainfall.     

  • Slate shingles

Another fire-resistant roofing material is the slate shingle. It is designed as durable rock plates which can endure tough weather conditions.

Note, however, that you must hire a roofing contractor who is experienced at installing slate shingles to get the best of your roof.


If you aren’t sure of the best roof shingles for your home, contact us at Shelter Roofing. We’d be happy to replace your roof or install your home’s roof. Call 805-523-2461.