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Posted by Kari Montoya on Apr 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Although you might not think of the roof over your head every day, it plays an important role. In addition to providing shelter from the elements, home roofing also helps maintain a comfortable environment indoors. By regulating the temperature as the sun beats down or the wind blows past, a roof allows you to enjoy pleasant and consistent indoor conditions.

There are a lot of factors to consider when making decisions about home roofing, including aesthetics, cost, life span, maintenance, environment, and geographical location.

When choosing a roof for your custom home, you want to be confident that it will stand the test of time and protect your investment for years to come. Adair Homes has partnered with IKO to provide high-quality roofing at a competitive price.

Types of Home Roofing Options

Like any other element of a new custom home, roofing comes in a variety of materials, including asphalt shingles, concrete tile, wood shingles, slate tiles, and metal.

Each option has pros and cons and it’s important to understand these when making this important decision. Talk to your builder about factors such as the local climate, the style of the surrounding homes in the neighborhood, your budget, and the look you desire to help determine which type of roofing material is right for your project.

Benefits of Asphalt Shingles

Adair Homes offers asphalt shingles because they provide a range of advantages in comparison to other types of home roofing materials. Benefits include:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Asphalt shingles deliver quality at an affordable price point.
  • Long-term value: In addition to having a relatively low up-front cost, asphalt shingles can last for decades.
  • Low installation costs: Asphalt shingles are the most affordable type of shingle to install. Other materials don’t compare.
  • Style: Asphalt shingles can match any neighborhood aesthetic or personal preference with a variety of colors and styles to choose from.
  • Safety: Asphalt shingles aren’t flammable, which helps protect your home and the people inside it.
  • Versatility: Unlike many other materials, asphalt shingles can be used on almost any type of roof, no matter the shape.
  • Noise reduction: Asphalt shingles are quieter than other roof types that create a harder surface, especially metal roofs.
  • Lightweight: Compared to other materials, asphalt shingles are light enough that they don’t require structural reinforcement, helping you save on building costs.
  • Easy repairs: If your roof does eventually require repair, most roofers can work with asphalt shingles. It’s also possible to replace individual shingles or entire sections as needed without requiring an entirely new roof.


With all of these advantages, why wouldn’t you consider asphalt shingles for your new custom home?

IKO Shingles vs. Other Brands

We have chosen IKO as our preferred partner for asphalt shingles because of their quality and the variety of options they offer. Each line in the IKO product selection offers unique benefits:

  • Designer shingles: Get the classic look of slate or cedar without the maintenance.
  • Performance shingles: Get maximum protection from the elements if you live in a particularly harsh environment. 
  • Architectural shingles: These laminated shingles have a heavy mat for excellent weather protection. They are also thicker than other shingles, giving them a distinctive look. Adair offers architectural shingles in charcoal gray, weatherwood, or dual black.
  • Three-tab shingles: These are one of the most common types of asphalt shingles used in the industry; they provide affordable protection and easy installation. 


All IKO shingles have a Class 4 impact resistance rating, which makes them resistant to hail and other potential impacts. IKO shingles are also engineered for wind resistance and many have a Class A fire rating. 

Home Roofing Options in the Southwest

The sustained high temperatures and intense exposure to the sun in the Southwest require a different type of home roofing solution. Much like asphalt shingles, concrete tile provides an affordable and stylish solution that requires little maintenance and has a long life. For our homes in Arizona, Adair offers Eagle Roofing Products. The Bel Air series is a heat-resistant tile that has the textured look of shingles. If you choose to build a home with a Spanish elevation, the Capistrano tile provides the authentic look of tile with more durability and without the maintenance. 

Your Options with Adair Homes

If you’re considering building a new custom home, talk to a Home Ownership Counselor at Adair about your options. From the top of the roof to the bottom of the foundation, we can answer any questions you might have about every detail of our homes. Schedule an appointment today to get started.

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