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Your home’s roof is its best protection against countless external factors, but it’s also a key aesthetic part of your home. When it’s installed right, a shingle roof can be both attractive and protective. At Sombreros Roofing, LLC our crew has well-earned expertise and is ready to install your next shingle roof. From initial assessment to installation, we are here for you, every step of the way. Get in touch for a free consultation and quote.


Shingle Roofing: Perfect for Northern Illinois

Shingles are durable and affordable, and if you select the right materials they can add to the beauty of your home. These are just some of the reasons that shingled roofs continue to be the most popular choice for homeowners looking to replace a roof. But the quality of roofing shingles varies and there are countless styles, colors, textures, and shapes to choose from. There are pros and cons to consider and factors like labor, lifespan, and warranty to weigh. 


Shingle Roofing and Its Benefits

Shingle roofing is a commonplace product. It is a waterproof material, typically comprising of asphalt and fiberglass. Laid in an overlapping pattern, shingles do a great job of keeping the elements out and offering insulation to your home. Because of shingles’ wide availability, they are often one of the most affordable roofing options. Manufacturers have also stepped up the array of options, with common styles including strip shingles, shakes, tile, and architectural shingles.


Strip Shingles

These “3-tab shingles” are the most common option, with a textured finish that could be called slate-like.



Cedar shakes have a long history, thanks to their natural resistance to the elements and insects. Composite shakes build on that classic look but with manufactured materials. Thicker than strip shingles, shakes offer a more aesthetically pleasing final product.


Shingle Tiles

Tiled shingle roofing is made using natural materials like clay or ceramic. Tiles are laid out in overlapping rows.


Architectural Shingles

Also called laminated or dimensional, architectural roofing shingles feature similar materials to traditional shingles–fiberglass and asphalt–with the addition of ceramic-coated granules. They have a higher profile and more contoured appearance.


Designer Shingles

Larger and thicker than traditional or even architectural shingles, designer shingles are made by fusing two layers together, giving them a more dimensional appearance. This luxury shingle option makes a statement while working to deflect UV rays, reduce maintenance, and make your house more fire resistant while also boasting the longest lifespan of your asphalt shingle options.


DaVinci Shingles

Built to stand out, DaVinci brand roofing shingles draw from the timeless look of slate and cedar shake, but offer a composite material that stands up to whatever nature throws at them. For reduced maintenance, repairs and replacement paired with impeccable style and durability, DaVinci is a top choice.

We can’t get into ranking roofing materials for affordability and durability here, but that’s definitely a conversation we’ll have with you as you decide on the best option for your home.


Why Shingle Roofing Is a Good Choice

Our clients choose shingle roofing over and again, and we have plenty of ideas as to why that is. They are available everywhere, easy to install, and can be made with fire-resistant materials. Traditional asphalt shingles cover a lot of ground with less cost and less labor than more premier roofing options.



Shingle roofing that is well-installed and -maintained can last for decades, offering many years of protection and beauty.



Depending on the color of roofing shingle you choose, you can cut down on heat inside your home or boost insulative properties.


Ease of Maintenance

Yearly inspection and timely removal of any debris is often all that’s required to keep your roof in good shape.



Choose a color, style, and texture of shingle, tile, or shake that best compliments your home.


How Much Do Roofing Shingles Cost?

The costs of available roofing shingles vary widely, based on factors such as your preferred material, necessary labor, where you live, and the specific structure of your home’s roof. Asphalt shingles are often the more affordable option, while premium materials cost more to produce and install. Costlier materials may last longer, which could equalize cost over time. There are also hidden costs to consider, like the environmental impact of production and disposal.


Roof Shingle Maintenance

When a roof is installed properly, yearly inspection is often all that’s needed to keep it in good repair and to catch potential issues. If you live in an area prone to extreme weather or a heavily wooded area that could deposit dead tree limbs, leaves, or pollen bundles on your roof or in your gutters, then more frequent checks are important. Otherwise, excess debris in gutters and downspouts or damage to roofing materials could compromise the integrity of your roof. Keeping your roof in good shape ensures that your home is a comfortable and safe place and increases the beauty and value of your property. 


Trusted Roofing Contractor in Northern Illinois

At Sombrero Roofing, LLC we are committed to providing residential and commercial clients with high quality roofs and high quality personalized service. We are licensed, bonded, and insured in install roofing to the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure any applicable warranties. We have been helping Illinois and Wisconsin homeowners add value to their properties for years and are ready to help you with your next roofing project. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or request a quote!