Specialty/Luxury Shingles (aka ‘designer’ shingles)
In the early 1990’s shingle manufacturers began to create differentiated shapes, styles, and thicknesses of asphalt shingles in order service the increasing demand for high end, specialty, and luxury asphalt roofs. Today, approximately 15% of all steep slope asphalt roofs have a product installed in the Specialty/Luxury category.
These shingles offer dimensional appeal, striking color blends, durable construction, and a luxury look, yet cost only slightly more than standard architectural shingles.Many designs are intended to replicate authentic slate or shake roofs. Shingle manufacturing technology today allows for shingles in this category to be scalloped, and/or cut to varying widths and shapes, and also utilize advanced blending technology for increased color variation.
Because of their advanced designs, shingles in the Specialty/Luxury category require specialized installation and many roofing companies refuse to offer these products as a result. At Southern Roofing we believe that Designer Shingles are an excellent way for owners to differentiate their homes exteriors in a unique way at an affordable alternative to standard architectural shingles.
Many Specialty/Luxury Shingles have functional improvements as well, such as impact resistance, higher wind ratings, and solar reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs.
Luxury appeal at an affordable cost
Increased performance vs. standard laminate shingles
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