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An asphalt shingle is a type of roof shingle that uses asphalt for waterproofing. It is one of the most widely used roofing covers in Rochester, NY because it has a relatively inexpensive up-front cost and is fairly simple to install.
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There's no question that shingle roofing is the #1 type of roof used on homes in Rochester, New York and surrounding areas. The shingles we use are made from asphalt and they're certainly the most cost-effective option.


  • Wide variety of dimensional styles, sizes, and thicknesses
  • Available in dozens of colors
  • Available with granules resistant to algae and fungus
  • Shingles are water repellent
  • Extremely durable and long-lasting
  • Fire rating meets any building code
  • Resistant to wind and hail
  • Extended labor and material warranties
First used in 1901, asphalt shingles are now widely used. Depending on the manufacturer, shingles come in two types:
  • Organic
  • Fiberglass
Organic shingles are built on a substrate of heavy felt, while fiberglass shingles have a foundation of non-woven glass fibers. This difference doesn’t sound like much, but it actually leads to substantially different performance, especially in particular situations. Regardless of the type used, asphalt shingles come in a wide range of colors and styles. Noted for their ease of use and low cost, asphalt shingles continue to be popular due to their great look. No matter the architecture or style requirement, there is an asphalt shingle that will fit in very nicely.


Shingle roofing product example of Timberline HD® ShinglesTimberline® HD: Engineered to replicate hand-split wood shake with the durability of steel.
Shingle roofing product example of Timberline® HDZ™ ShinglesTimberline® HDZ: A low-profile high wind resistant shingle that adds long-life and beauty.
Shingle roofing product example of Timberline® UHD Lifetime Ultra High Definition® ShinglesTimberline® UHD: Enhanced High-Definition two color blend that creates a clean, classic mid-profile shingle look.
Shingle roofing product example of Woodland® ShinglesDesigner Shingles: Mediterranean Villa, medium profile tile that emulates the traditional style of southern Europe.
Shingle roofing product example of Slateline: The traditional look of High-Barrel Spanish tile that enhances your home’s curb appeal.
Shingle roofing product example of Camelot® II ShinglesCamelot II: Mediterranean Villa, medium profile tile that emulates the traditional style of southern Europe.
Shingle roofing product example of Marquis WeatherMax® Shingles3-Tab Shingles: Mediterranean Villa, medium profile tile that emulates the traditional style of southern Europe.

Shingle Roofing FAQ:

How much are roofing shingles?

The average roofing installation price for an asphalt shingle roof costs anywhere between $5,000 to $8,000 depending on the slope, pitch, and size of your roof. You can expect to pay $1.50 to $5.50 per sq. foot or $150 to $550 per square installed on a standard sized single story home.

How long do shingle roofs last?

Asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years, the found.

Are there different grades of asphalt shingles?

There are generally three grades of asphalt shingles that you can choose from. Roofing manufacturers and contractors typically refer to them as "good", "better" and "best" products.

What color shingles are best?

For a traditional look, dark gray or black can be used with white exterior. Green, red or yellow exteriors homes give some flexibility in color choices of your shingles. Hues of brown, gray or black may all work well depending on the shade.
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