Roofing Materials For Popular Old Bridge Township Home Styles


When you consider installing a new roof or are about to embark on a big roof-repair job, start by getting an idea of available materials. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most popular and economical roofing option in the Old Bridge Township area. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles and colors, which allows you to create a uniquely styled roof that is bound to set you apart from your neighbors. In this blog, we’ll discuss the roofing materials popular in Old Bridge Township.

Three-Tab Shingles

The first type of asphalt shingle is the three-tab shingle. Three-tab shingles are one of the cheapest and most common shingle types in Old Bridge Township and pretty much the rest of America. They consist of a single sheet with three tabs cut into it. The coating on top of the shingle consists of a layer of granules that help block ultra-violet light.

Three-tab shingles come in different thicknesses, which help determine their longevity. Thicker shingles last longer than thinner ones but cost more. Asphalt shingles adhere to each other once placed and secured.

The trouble with three-tab shingles is that there isn’t as much variety as some other shingle types. They can blow off in strong winds, and they don’t last as long as architectural or luxury shingles. If you live in an area that suffers from high winds, look for stronger, more durable shingles.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles have two layers of shingle material welded together, giving them a “three-dimensional” appearance. They last longer than three-tab shingles and come in a wider variety of styles, shapes, and colors. Many homeowners’ associations now require dimensional shingles because they’re more aesthetically pleasing and raise the “curb appeal” of homes.

Dimensional shingles are less likely to blow off because they are thicker than their three-tab counterparts.

They are also more expensive than the three-tab variety, but they make up for it by being stronger and lasting longer. They’re about 20 percent more expensive, on average. But they last longer and look better, so most consider it a fair trade-off.

Luxury Shingles

The final type of asphalt shingle is the luxury shingle. There are more luxury shingles styles to choose from than the dimensional shingle, including ones that mimic shake or scalloped roofing tiles. Like the dimensional shingle, they don’t blow off. And luxury shingles look great without costing as much as other materials like slate or wood.

Luxury shingles are even more expensive than dimensional shingles, as you might expect, but they last much longer, between 40 years to the life of the roof, and consist of premium materials that require less maintenance. Luxury shingles are the best option for customers looking for longevity and excellent “curb appeal.”

It’s daunting to pick the right asphalt shingle for your roofing project. Take into account your budget and the various styles available. Also, consider how long you intend to stay in your home. Then consult with your homeowners’ association and one of our qualified salespeople for the best results. Give roofing contractor Home Genius Exteriors in Old Bridge Township a call for a free no-obligation consultation when you’re ready.

Customer Reviews


“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.

“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.

“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

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.