Best Roofing Types in PNW

The Definitive List: Best Roofing Shingles for PNW Properties

While metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular in Seattle, a stroll through your neighborhood will show that asphalt & composition roof shingles are still most common. 

From their cozy, aesthetically pleasing charm to their innate durability, it is unsurprising that asphalt roof shingles are still among the roofing materials most popular for residents in the PNW. However, developments in building and construction materials have also led to other types of roofing shingles to suit the needs and preferences of modern homeowners.

This blog will explore these types of roofing shingles, analyzing their cost, aesthetics, and longevity to help you decide which is most suitable for your home.

Asphalt Shingles

Probably the most popular type of shingles, asphalt shingles can be found in many homes in Seattle neighborhoods. They are made from asphalt granules, tar, and fiberglass, giving them a natural stone texture. Reinforced with fiberglass mat underneath, asphalt shingles offer great weather resistance and can last for decades.

Cost: Asphalt shingles may cost around $4.50 to $12.25 per square foot for installation. Depending on the quality levels of asphalt shingles and size of your roof and the labor cost, it can cost you anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000.

Lifespan: Asphalt shingles are durable and can last 15 to 30 years. They are a good roofing material for homeowners looking for quality materials with minimal budget constraints.

Metal Shingles

Metal roofing shingles are a combination of metal roofing and shingles. It’s like having the benefits of these two popular roofing materials in one. 

Metal shingles imitate the aesthetically pleasing design of roofing shingles while maintaining the durability, eco-friendliness, and pest-resistant properties of metal roofs. They also come in various colors, which adds more room to improve your home’s curb appeal.

Cost: The average cost of installing metal roof shingles in Seattle is around $9 to $15 per square foot, and it can cost you anywhere from $34,000 – $70,000. 

Lifespan: As with other metal roofing materials, metal roof shingles can last for more than 40 years. Additionally, it requires very little upkeep as compared to traditional shingles.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles are an eco-friendly alternative to roofing shingles. They are typically made of recycled materials, wood cuttings, synthetic polymers, slates, and laminates bonded together and shaped into shingles. Molded in slate tiles, composite shingles imitate the look of genuine asphalt shingles.

Cost: CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and GAF are some top manufacturers that make composite shingles today. Composition roofing costs $7 to $14 per square foot installed. The cost of replacing a composition roof varies significantly based on the quality and style of the shingles, the size of your roof, and labor expenses. Typically, you can expect to spend between $15,000 and $26,000 for a complete composition roof replacement.

Lifespan: Most composite roofing shingles can last up to 20 or 30 years. They are relatively pest-resistant and require minimal maintenance compared to traditional shingles.

Which Roofing Shingles Won Your Preference?

Roofing shingles have stood the test of time for Seattle residences. In fact, they evolved into various types from asphalt origin. Should you wish to install quality roofing shingles for your property in Seattle, Asset Roofing Company is at your service!

With extensive experience installing, maintaining, repairing, and replacing roofing shingles in PNW homes, Asset Roofing Company is well-versed in the suitability of each type to our client’s needs and preferences. 

Contact us today for further inquiries about roofing shingles.

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