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Why Asphalt Shingles Are Ideal For A Roof Replacement

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular materials for roof replacement. Find out why this material is favored among roofers and homeowners here!

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Should I Use Asphalt Shingles For My Roof Replacement?

Homes in Central Texas are especially susceptible to volatile weather conditions – severe hail storms and heavy winds can do a lot of damage to your windows and roofs. Your roof protects your home from these elements, so it’s essential to have strong roofing to withstand the ever-changing weather in your area. 

If you’re looking for quality roofs that are both affordable and strong, asphalt shingles should be on top of your list. Platinum Contracting provides a wide range of shingle roofing services, from shingle roof installations, inspections to repairs – we do it all!

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Roofing Repair Services 

Platinum Contracting LLC has experience working with an array of roof materials – from metal shingles to asphalt ones and everything in between. No matter what repairs and whatever roofing service you may need, we can complete the project for you in a timely manner. All of our contractors have the skills and knowledge to work on a wide range of roofing projects.

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Strengths Of Asphalt Shingles 

Asphalt shingles are well-loved by both roofers and residents. Why? Here are the three main reasons why this popular roofing material is the top choice for residential properties.

Excellent Weather Protection

Asphalt shingle roofs are excellent at protecting your home. These shingles are designed to survive heavy rain, high winds, and strong hail. Some high-quality shingles are even rated to withstand fire damage!

To ensure that you’re protected from the extreme weather situation in Texas, choose shingles that have good impact resistance ratings.

Available In Many Designs 

Asphalt shingle roofing can enhance your home’s aesthetics. These shingles come in a variety of colors and shapes, allowing homeowners to choose the design that would best match their home’s appearance – increasing curb appeal and property value in one go.


Despite their durability and resistance to extreme weather, asphalt shingles are more affordable compared to other options like clay tiles. Manufacturers can easily mass-produce asphalt shingles, resulting in a lower price.

Asphalt shingles are also easier to install, so you can save more on roofer labor costs. 

Types Of Asphalt Roof Shingles 

There are three major types of asphalt shingles – here’s how each type differs.

3-Tab Asphalt Shingles

3-tab shingles are commonly found on economy homes or older homes. Made out of fiberglass coated with mineral granules, 3-tab shingles create a clean, uniform look for your roof.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles, sometimes known as laminated shingles, consist of two bonded shingle layers. In contrast to the flat look of 3-tab shingles, dimensional shingles provide a three-dimensional look on your roof.

Dimensional shingles are one of the most common types of asphalt roof material being used in North America, as reported by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association. This is likely because these types of shingles are more durable than their 3-tab counterparts.

Luxury Shingles

On the higher end of the price scale, there are luxury shingles. Designed to mimic natural wood shakes and slate roofing, luxury asphalt shingles is a more-than-complementary addition to a period-style home. 

Frequently-Asked Questions About Asphalt Shingles

If you’re still weighing your options, here are two of the most commonly asked questions regarding asphalt shingles, answered.

How Long Do Asphalt Shingles Last?

While regular exposure to heavy winds and hail storms will inevitably damage any roof given enough time, asphalt shingles are especially durable roofing materials. If maintained properly and regularly inspected by professional roofers, an asphalt shingle roof can last you 20-30 years before requiring a full roof replacement. 

Which Type Of Asphalt Shingle Product Is The Best?

The best type of asphalt shingle product will depend on your preference and budget. To help you decide, we summarize the three major options’ strengths and weaknesses as follows: 

  • 3-tab asphalt shingles: These shingles are the cheapest among all three types of asphalt shingles on the market. However, 3-tab shingles have fewer design options and are more vulnerable to wind damage.
  • Dimensional shingles: This option is the middle ground between the three types of asphalt shingles. These roofing shingles have a higher per square cost compared to their 3-tab peers, but have more design options and provide more strength.


  • Luxury shingles: Luxury shingles are the strongest and best-looking option. However, this performance is equaled by the high price and heavier weight – meaning your home may need extra reinforcement to hold them.

Our Roofing Services

We take our services to heart and we treat your property as our very own. Our years of experience show that we can deliver the satisfactory results you need and want for your home or business.

Residential Roofing

Platinum Contracting LLC can help protect your business or home's roof from the damaging and lasting effects of the harsh weather in Texas.

Commercial Roofing

We take care of a variety of problems that can plague your roof’s condition such as standing water, blisters, and flashing gaps.

Storm Damage Assessment

With a free inspection, we can assess any potential damages done to your roof from severe weather such as heavy wind, rain or hail.

Insurance Claim Assistance

We’re experienced with insurance claim assistance and can help you through the process to ensure you get a fair settlement.

Platinum Contracting’s Roofing Services 

Platinum Contracting is here for all of your roofing project needs! Our Texas-based roofing contractors provide a complete suite of high-quality roof services for homeowners and commercial clients alike. 

Free, No-Commitment Roofing Inspections

Living in DFW means that storms can hit your home at any time. Regular inspections can get expensive, which can put you off the idea entirely. To help you save money while putting your mind at ease, our team of professional roofers offers free roof system inspections. 

If you’re worried that a storm has damaged your roof, book an appointment with us! Our CertainTeed ShingleMaster-certified contractor will head to your home ASAP to check for signs of leaks or damage to your asphalt roof – at no cost to you.

Emergency Roof Repairs

Your home can experience extreme weather events at any time, which is why we provide immediate storm damage repair and emergency restoration services to our customers. If our contractor finds any signs of roofing shingle damage after your free roof inspection, we can give you a repair quote at no extra cost. 

Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation & Replacements

Whether it’s 3-tab shingles, dimensional shingles, or luxury shingles, we only use the best building materials for your roof! For further peace of mind, we also provide a comprehensive roof warranty to our customers. 

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Our Roofers Are Qualified And Fully Insured

Our team is certified as CertainTeed ShingleMaster roofers. So when you hire us, you can expect the best results.  We’re also committed to providing you – and our employees – peace of mind by fully insuring our roofers.

Low-Cost Services

We know roofing shingle repairs are often unexpected costs that can put a dent in your finances. To ensure you stay protected without breaking your bank, we guarantee competitive prices on any asphalt roof repair project that we do!

We Guide Our Customers

We believe in giving our customers the best value for their money, so we always explain every part of the process – including where your money goes. Not only will you understand the installation process inside and out, you’ll also learn how to spot shingle damage early.

Contact Platinum Contracting Today For All Your Roofing Needs! 

Asphalt roofing shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials on the market. This material is affordable without compromising durability or your safety – even in adverse weather. Not only that, but it also comes in various designs and colors that can complement any homeowner’s property.

If you want to get an asphalt shingle roof installed, our roofing experts are here to help. Contact Platinum Contracting today to get a free roofing price estimate!

Client Reviews

I was 100% happy with Platinum Contracting, they were very professional, checked in every day to discuss progress and if I had any questions, did everything they said they would do and more and did not cut any corners, completed the job ahead of schedule. I will use them again and would recommend them for your next job.

- Cynthia

Unbelievably caring and efficient contractors. Eric listened to me and solved all my concerns. This company comes more than highly recommended by me. Fast service and quality workmanship.

- Don

We are very satisfied with our roof replacement. The quality and workmanship are excellent. Their crew did a superb job of cleaning up afterward. The whole project was handled with politeness and professionalism.

- Craig