Top 2 Asphalt Shingle Roof Types And Their Manufacturing Process

Asphalt shingle roofs are an increasingly popular option for residential roofing. This is because it is affordable relative to more premium options, and offers value for money in terms of durability.

They’re defined by their individual overlapping elements placed in rows beginning at the bottom edge of the surface. This placement is vital to the shingle roofing process as it forms a barrier against water, snow, ice and even wind. You can imagine the cascading effect this creates, which makes for perfect conditions to allow water run-off smoothly down to the edges and into gutters.


How Asphalt Shingles Are Made

The manufacturing process of shingles involves dry looping, saturation, wet looping, coating and mineral surfacing. To begin this process, a roll of organic felt or fiberglass is placed into the roofing machine, with the base passing through a dry looper. One side of the base is then sprayed with asphalt in order to aid saturation. It is then further immersed into asphalt in a saturation tank, in which the fibers or mat are coated with asphalt.

During the wet looping stage, the matting forms into accordion-like folds. It is then treated with asphalt once more in a rigorous coating process, which ensures that both surfaces are filled and stabilized.

In the mineral surfacing step, ceramic-coated minerals are added to the surface of the mat, which then passes through rollers in order to embed the coating particles in the asphalt, as well as to cool the material.

There is a variety of asphalt shingle types too, some more common than others. Below we take a look at the top two used most often by Home Genius Exteriors clients, and how they are made.


Architectural shingles

Also referred to as dimensional shingles, architectural shingles are distinguished by their multi-layered base, which is created by two shingle strips being laminated together. The result is a thicker, durable material that is able to withstand any of the weather elements, like heavy rains and wind, hail and extreme heat.


Three-Tab shingles

Three-tab shingles, on the other hand, are made up of three individual tabs, as its name suggests. The important distinction is that they consist only of one single layer. Three tab shingles are commonly lauded for the affordability, however, they are far less durable than architectural shingles, with a lifespan of just 20 years.


Looking for exceptional roofing services? Well, you’re in luck because Home Genius Exteriors uses only the best quality asphalt roofing shingles in order to create exceptional residential roofing systems. For roofing that you can rely on, give Home Genius Exteriors a call today.

Customer Reviews


“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.