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Choose the Right Roof for Your Home

One of the reasons you work so hard is to keep a roof over your head. In fact, in terms of your home’s longevity and efficiency, a new roof is likely to be the most important purchase you’ll ever make. When it comes to choosing that roof, it’s important to know the differences between each option and how the right one might fit into your home and your lifestyle.

Asphalt

Tri-State Home Improvement offers asphalt shingles from GAF, the #1 manufacturer in North America. These are an affordable and durable option that has become a homeowner favorite because of its numerous style choices. The asphalt shingles we offer include:

  • Architectural Shingles – for those who want the blend of durability and the popular dimensional look of real wood shake shingles.
  • Premium Design Shingles – for those who want the option of giving their roof the appearance of real slate, wood shakes, hand-cut European shingles, clay tile, and more!
  • Architectural Specialty Shingles – for those who want the look of real wood shakes combined with the energy efficiency of the Timberline Cool Series or the impact resistance of Timberline Armorshield II.
  • 3-Tab Shingles – for those looking for a timeless, traditional design with superior performance.

Metal

Metal roofs are becoming more popular due to their resistance to impact, the speed of installation and their sleek looks. Tri-State offers two options for metal roofs:

  • Stone Coated Steel can look the part of any design you may desire, like slate, cedar shakes, or old-world tile, and provide unparalleled longevity. The level of impact resistance gives you peace of mind and the designs give you the look you’ve always wanted.
  • Standing Seam Metal roofs are made for those who want extreme strength and weather resistance. The only seams on this type of roofing are located in standing ridges that run the length of the panel, meaning fewer seams and, most importantly, fewer leaks!

The best part? You don’t have to wait for the installation to know how your new roof will look on your home with Tri-State’s GAF Virtual Home Remodeler. This innovative tool makes shopping for roofing fun by letting your home try on different roofs, trim and siding. The combination of possibilities are endless! Try it out to erase any doubt that the design choice you have made is the right one.

Whether you have your perfect style picked out, or just aren’t sure where to start, let a Tri-State professional guide you every step of the way! Tri-State Home Improvement offers free estimates for our services, so give us a call at 866-583-6700, or fill out our estimate request form to schedule your free estimate today!

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The Style of Your Shingles

The architectural integrity of every building relies on a strong foundation and a well-built roof. In terms of your home’s longevity and efficiency, a new roof is likely to be the most important purchase you’ll ever make. Nothing shields you from the elements as well and no other single structure has as dramatic of an effect on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.

Most homes that are more than 10 or 15 years old have roofs topped off with 3-tab asphalt shingles. They’re still available, and still do a fine job, but you have many other options today. The styles of asphalt shingles that we offer from GAF, the #1 manufacturer in North America, include architectural, architectural specialty, premium designer, and 3-tab shingles. Learn more about each different type of shingle below to determine which is best for you and your home.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles have become a homeowner favorite because they blend the affordable durability of asphalt shingles with the look of real wood shake shingles. Color, size and shape variations among the tabs result in a more “dimensional” look that has become popular.

Architectural Specialty Shingles

Specialty Shingles give you an architectural shingle profile that looks just like wood shake shingles with a couple of different options. The Timberline® Cool Series reflects sunlight to help reduce attic heat build-up and save energy in the hot summer months. Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Roofing offers Class IV impact resistance to guard against storms. They’re so strong, you may even save on homeowners insurance!

Premium Designer Shingles

Designer styles make it easy to give your roof the appearance of real slate, dramatic, handcrafted wood shakes, hand-cut European shingles, clay tile and more. Choose from 10 distinctive profiles, each available in a wide range of colors, to give your home the perfect finishing touch.

3-Tab Shingles

You have two different options when it comes to 3-Tab Shingles. Marquis WeatherMax® shingles are designed for homeowners who demand superior performance, classic detailing and the traditional appeal of a basic, 3-tab shingle. Royal Sovereign® shingles offer simple, timeless beauty and GAF’s Advanced Protection™ technology, making it GAF’s most popular 3-tab shingle. Both options are available in many colors, too.

At Tri-State Home Improvement, quality defines value which is why we exclusively feature GAF roofing products – the #1 selling brand in North America. See the Tri-State difference for yourself and book a free, no-obligation home estimate for your home improvement needs!

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How to choose the right roof for your home

Installing a new roof is a big investment. Not only is it one of the largest purchases you will make for your home, it also will last for decades.

That’s why it is important to find a shingle you not only love the look of, but also the price, performance and warranty. Read on to learn the difference.

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Three-Tab Shingles

A great choice for a homeowner on a budget, GAF Three-Tab Shingles are an economical choice for homeowners who want the classic and traditional look three-tab shingles provide.

Roofs with three-tab shingles have a very flat, neat look, and with GAF, you can choose between a 25 year and 30 year limited warranties depending on which line you choose.

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Architectural Shingles

One step up from three-tab shingles, GAF Timberline Lifetime Architectural Shingles have a dimensional wood-shake look that improves your home’s curb appeal and its resale value.

There are dozens of colors to choose from and there are ENERGY STAR Certified options available as well that help reflect sunlight, reducing attic heat buildup and helps you save energy.

GAF Timberline Architectural shingles come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that covers the homeowner as long as they live in the home, and in some circumstances the second owner as well.

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Designer Shingles

The crème de la crème of asphalt roofing materials, GAF Ultra-Premium Designer Roofing Shingles are premium asphalt shingles that emulate the look of slate or wood shakes. They offer the beauty and elegance of slate and wood shakes but for a fraction of the price.

There are dozens of colors and styles to choose such as a rugged wood shake, country mansion and European shingles.

Like GAF Timberline Architectural Shingles, Ultra-Premium Designer Shingles come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that covers the homeowner as long as they live in the home, and in some circumstances the second owner as well.

For more information about roofing options or to get a free assessment of which style will be best for your home, click on the link to contact Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing. We’d be happy to come out and give you our recommendations and a free estimate.