Selecting the Best Shingles for Your Roof


When it comes to picking out new shingles for your roof, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the variety available on the market between composition, style, and color. Living in New England means you will also have to take durability into consideration since your roof has to hold up against unpredictable weather patterns. Consider these factors when choosing shingles for your brand new roof this summer!

Cost & Warranty

During a routine roof inspection, have your roof measured in order to get its exact measurements. This will help you calculate the exact amount you will need to spend on covering the square footage of the roof, with extra shingles tacked on in case of waste or problems with some of your materials. When looking at shingles, make sure you check the warranty to see how long your new shingles are expected to last. A new roof is a major investment, and you’ll want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth. Choose a shingle made my a trusted brand to ensure your roof will last as long as promised.

Type & Color

Once you have determined the amount of money you need to spend on your new roof, it’s time to determine the type of shingles you want. Asphalt shingles are the industry standard and have a long anticipated lifespan. Laminate shingles are available in different patterns and shapes for a lower maintenance roof that may not last as long. Maintenance costs and eventual replacement should be taken into consideration as you choose new shingles. When it comes time to choose a color for your new roof, take a couple of samples and place them next to your siding to see the full effect. Darker shingles will retain more heat throughout the summer months, while lighter shingles allow for a cooler attic if you have a usable space.

Shingle Replacement & Roof Repair in Worcester, Uxbridge & Framingham, MA

If you are looking to spruce up your roof this summer, contact Nor’easter Roofing today! We will perform a thorough inspection of your roof, noting any vulnerable areas and determining whether it requires minor repairs or a full replacement. We specialize in high-quality roofing and siding products, giving you a long-lasting roof that will function for years to come. Nor’easter Roofing can be reached by calling 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.