5 Tips for Choosing the Right Shingles for Your Home

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The are many factors involved in your choice of roofing shingle. You will have to consider options such as the composition of the shingles along with the colors and the price. Even after you have made those decisions, you will still have more variables. For example, how will a certain kind of shingle hold up in the Miami weather? Below are some tips to make choosing the right shingle easier:

1 – Consider Your Home’s Curb Appeal

A significant portion of your Miami home’s outward appeal comes from the roof’s appearance when viewed from the street. How your roof looks to prospective buyers can greatly affect your home’s value. Just like your siding and your garage door, a roof may be used to add character to the exterior of a house. The right shingles can make your home appealing, especially if there is nothing else unique about its façade.

2 – Decide on the Right Architectural Shingles

Asphalt shingles are an extremely popular option and come in a wide range of textures and colors. With asphalt, you also get the option of shingles that are impact-resistant (such as the GAF impact-resistant line) and that are easy to install. You can also get laminate shingles made to resemble wood shakes or slate.

3 – Decide on a Color

You will want to take the color of your home’s siding into consideration as well as your home’s style. We will work with you to choose the colors that best complement your home. Remember, the darker the color, the more heat your roof will retain. In Miami, you will want to focus on the lighter color options.

4 – Consider Cost

The cost of architectural shingles is determined by the square footage. To calculate an estimate of what it will cost to replace your roofing, use a tape measure to measure your roof.

5 – Understand the Warranty

The value of the warranty depends on the company that made the shingle. You will want your shingles made by a known and established company rather than a smaller newcomer to the industry. Ask your roofing contractor to explain the terms of the warranty to you, to avoid costly confusion in the future.


For more information on choosing the right architectural shingles for your home or business, contact our team at A1 Property Services, serving Miami and the surrounding area.

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