Everyone likes to get creative and make their home their own, but sometimes, you might be limited in what materials and styles you can use. When it comes to your roof, there are a few different scenarios where you may find yourself limited to only specific types of shingle roofing. As you will see, it’s not completely a negative thing, though. 

  1. If You’re On a Budget

It’s expensive to build or maintain a home, and sometimes, you have to cut back and forgo on certain things you prefer to keep to your budget. This is where shingles come in as a budget-friendly roofing option. For homeowners who are trying to stick to a certain budget, shingles may very well be your only option. 

Thankfully, choosing shingles as your budget-friendly option doesn’t mean you’ll get poor quality, though. The fact is, shingles are very durable and will last a long time. You can rest assured that for the price you pay, you’ll still get great value and get the choice of choosing from various designs and colors.

  1. If You Need Something That’s Easy to Install

Shingles are one of the most common types of roofing available, making them quite easy to install compared to other roofing materials like metal roofing, which involve more specialized equipment and skills. You’ll find that most roofers will have years of experience installing them. Overall, shingle installation is often quick, simple, and only require basic knowledge. Just about any roofer you contact will have many years of experience installing them as well, so the process will be quicker and more affordable.

  1. If You Are Restricted by a Specific Roof Slope and Shape

Many homeowners don’t realize that the slope and shape of their roof have a direct impact on the roofing materials they can use. For some roofs, shingles are one of the few options that will work.

For roof slopes between 2/12 and 12/12, shingles are a great choice. They’ll work well in shedding water and keeping your home safe and dry. With proper installation, shingles will protect your home very well, even at a low slope. 

  1. If You Are Restricted by Specific Hoa Codes and Regulations

In some areas, you may actually be restricted to certain types of roofing. HOAs and local building codes may have specific regulations about the type of roof you install. Unfortunately, if this is the case, you’ll have to adhere to their regulations. 

Because HOAs can have varying regulations, it’s a good idea to check with yours before you arrange for a roofer to come. Get written permission from your HOA for the type of roof you want and if they have strict limitations, ask your roofer what they would recommend. Most of the time, though, shingles will always be an available option that meets all codes and regulations.

  1. You Prefer a Traditional Look

Shingles are a classic home roofing style, known for their timeless aesthetic. For homeowners that prefer a traditional look, though, shingles are always a good choice.

If you prefer a traditional look to your home, shingles are your answer. Whether you choose dark asphalt shingles, wooden shingles, or slate shingles, they’ll make the perfect finishing touch. Overall, your home will look more traditional compared to other roofing materials like metal sheeting or tiles. 


You might wish that you could choose any roofing material but there are some scenarios where you may be limited and shingles may be your only option. Thankfully, you still have the option of choosing various colors and styles even when you’re limited to shingles. Whether shingles are your only available option or you just like the ease and tradition of them, you won’t be disappointed in your choice as they will prove to be a great investment over the decades. 

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.