Types of Shingle Roofing Systems We Offer

Mast Roofing and Construction, Inc. provides repair and installation services for many different kinds of roofs. But what do each type of roofing system do? What are the pros and cons of each? Here, we’ll break down the advantages and disadvantages of the shingle roofing systems we offer:

Impact resistant

Pros: Are specifically made to handle extreme weather, especially hail that often breaks shingles. Last the longest out of all asphalt shingle types.
Cons: Way more durable and complex than other asphalt shingle types, so they are the most expensive asphalt shingle option.

Wood shake

Pros: Expensive, but lasting up to 60 years. Aesthetically appealing and easy to install.
Cons: Prone to fire since natural wood. Requires a lot of maintenance like termite and algae prevention.


Each Shingle Roofing Systems Has Advantages and Disadvantages

Pros: Great UV ray reflectors, which cools the home and lowers energy bills. They are thicker than asphalt shingles and last about 10 years longer.
Cons: Only lasts for 30 years before needing replacement. Can endure harsh weather, but will last longer in tepid climates.


Pros: Are half the price of originals and have all the same benefits including being fireproof, where wood roofs aren’t.
Cons: Some experts can spot the difference of synthetic roofs.

3 tab

Pros: Are three layers of asphalt shingles put together to provide more thickness and protection. They appear 3D and come in a variety of shapes and colors.
Cons: Don’t have as long of lifespans as other roofing systems, but they last longer than plain asphalt shingles.


Pros: Durable and lasting for 50 years. Waterproof, UV resistant, and impenetrable.
Cons: Costly and when it comes time for replacement, the old roof has to be removed before the new one can be added on which raises installation fees.


Pros: Plain asphalt roofs are the cheapest roofing system available, which is why it is the most popular. Easy to replace and repair when damaged and provide the basic protection benefits like cooling and weather protection.
Cons: Only last for 20 years maximum. Bad weather greatly damages the shingles, causing them to warp, crack, or fall off and leaving the roof vulnerable and in need of repair. Asphalt has a felt base which water can easily penetrate, causing leaks.

For shingle roofing systems installation in Oley, PA, call Mast Roofing and Construction, Inc. at 610-689-3737 today.