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How To Choose The Best Residential Roofing Shingle

Cape Cod, Colonial, Contemporary Craftsman — whatever your Norwood-area home’s style, you want to complement it with the right shingle. What is the best residential roofing shingle for you?

Architectural Style

The fiberglass-asphalt shingle is America’s #1 residential roofing material. It is economical, attractive, fire resistant, available in many colors, and so versatile, it fits in with just about any architectural style:

Shingle Style

Shingles are generally available in two price lines:


The most economical, sleekest shingle available from either Owens Corning or CertainTeed, the three-tab shingle sits low and unobtrusively. It is ideal for contemporary homes, ranch houses, bi-levels, and other homes with simple, clean rooflines.


Architectural shingles are generally thicker, cut for deep shadows and dramatic lines, and often have shaped tabs. These more visually striking shingles are meant for complex rooflines, such as Victorian, country classic, farmhouse, and French Country styles.


The rainbow is rather pitiful compared to the nearly limitless colors available in today’s modern shingles. From bright blue to brilliant red to inky earth tones, shingles are available in colors which will accent, complement, or blend with your home’s overall appearance.


The last consideration with selecting any shingle line, style, or color is roof replacement pricing. Why? First, shingles are universally acknowledged to be the least expensive installation option in residential roofing. You will immediately jump into higher price lines when you look at metal, composite, tile, or natural slate roofing.

Second, the price difference between the simplest three-tab shingle and the priciest, most desirable architectural shingle is really minimal. Over the course of 20 years, your per-year cost will be so small as to seem insignificant.

Why make your family live with a so-so shingle for two decades when, for a teensy bit more per year, you can be proud of the perfect shingle roof gracing your Massachusetts home?

To help you select the best shingle for your Norwood-area roof, contact us at O’LYN Roofing today. We can present you with beautiful options from Owens Corning and CertainTeed, two of the strongest names in residential roofing. We can guide you on style, pricing, and color choices.