Three Tab Shingle
If you try to picture an asphalt shingle in your mind there is a good change you are thinking of the three tab shingle. They are the most common asphalt shingle style and are one of the least expensive roofing option in terms of both the cost of the shingle and the cost of installation. Three tab shingles give the traditional rectangular look found on some many homes. They come in a wide variety of colors to fit your home design. The only drawback to a three tab shingle is their longevity. They typically have a 20 year warranty which is considered low among roofing materials. They also should be checked and cleaned for debris annually to get the most durability from this roofing type. They are considered recycled and do use reflective barriers that help with home heating / cooling efficiency but there are many more energy efficient materials available.