Searching for the Best Roofing Shingles

Do you live in Illinois, or anywhere in the Midwest area? If so, then you are aware of how severe the climate can be.   We endure freezing temperatures and heavy snowstorms during the winter. Not only that, but we also get the intense hot dry phases and sticky humidity throughout the summer. We experience severe types of weather throughout the year.   Regrettably, so do all of our homes. When you look at the data provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA), you will see that every year there is over $1 billion in damages to crops and property! Homes in the Chicagoland and its surrounding areas must be able to withstand the hot and cold weather extremes. It is vital that the materials we select for our homes are adequately strong and heavy-duty to last through all four seasons, especially the roofing.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles is the Answer

When it comes to protecting your home through Chicago’s harsh weather, we at AJ Exteriors & Roofing, Inc recommends asphalt as the best roofing shingles of choice for installation and replacement. Asphalt shingles are affordable and can endure most types of weather situations. Asphalt is the best roofing shingles because they can hold up against rain, snow, moderate winds as well as small hail. Listed below are additional features and benefits of asphalt shingles.


Asphalt shingles can be versatile to many different forms, shapes, and angles. This flexibility allows you to provide you a custom roofing solution making them the best roofing shingles of choice.


We carry and install asphalt roofing shingles with Class 4 impact resistance rating. Class 4 is the highest possible impact rating. Owens Corning® has the TruDefinition® Duration STORM® impact-resistant shingles feature their patented WeatherGuard® Technology, available in seven colors. GAF® also has the Timberline® ArmorShield™ II shingles designed with its Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology.

Class A Fire Rated:

Asphalt roofing shingles produced with fiberglass mat accomplish the top (Class A) fire rating. Receiving this rating shows that they offer excellent protection against the possible penetration and spread in the event of a fire.

Resistant to High Wind:

All asphalt shingle brands that we carry pass the ASTM D7158 Class H and ASTM D3161 Class F wind ratings (110mph to 130mph) requirements.


When you are ready to remove and replace your old Asphalt roofing shingles, they can be recycled and used as a by-product for road paving.

Variety in Design:

They can replicate unique architectural designs including; slate, synthetic slate, cedar, heavy cedar, and more!

Variety of Colors:

There are many exquisite color palettes available of the best roofing shingles in asphalt material. The variety in color choices allows you to complement the appearance of your home and improve curb appeal.


AJ Exteriors & Roofing, Inc has over 25 years of roofing experience. We are well versed in installing roofing shingles proficiently. You can be rest assured that you will receive a completed roof of the utmost excellence.

Ready for a New Roof

At A.J. Exteriors, we carry and install top and leading industry brands of the best roofing shingles including; Owens Corning, Tamko Roofing Products, Timberline GAF, and Velux. As industry leaders with environmental building materials, you can trust and feel good about the manufacture products we install. Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate!