Asphalt shingles are one of the best values you can buy with regard to roofing materials for your home. They are simple to install, and their prices are reasonable, making their up-front cost relatively inexpensive. There are many types of asphalt singles, made by a range of manufacturers. You can select from a wide variety of colors and textures, depending on the style of your home. Most common is the traditional 3-tab asphalt shingle. But there are also architectural (or dimensional) shingles, which are thicker and add more contour to your roof, for greater overall curb appeal. First, determine your performance requirements and your budget. Then, take a look at all the choices out there to find what’s right for your roofing project.