Shingle roofing systems are more than what you see from the ground. First consider your roofs physical structure and climate. Not all shingle roof systems belong on all homes or in all climates.
Depending on the type of residential roof structure you may choose to use a synthetic or organic underlayment material. Both have advantages and disadvantages but it really depends on the over all roofing system that you want installed.
Be certain to get a ventilation assessment from a qualified professional. Ventilation plays a very important roll in the performance and longevity of your roof.
Now is a good time to make sure that your attic insulation adequate as it can easily be enhanced during the roofing process from the outside.
Once you have found the best shingle roofing system for your property it is time to pick a brand of product.
Most shingles have the same properties but have a few varying characteristics which you may desire. Things like color pattern, wind rating, hail rating and even fire rating.