Asphalt roofing shingles are the most popular and last 20-30 years. What make them a wise choice are the different styles and colors to choose from and the affordable cost. They meet energy star standards which may lower your energy bill. Best if used on sloped roofs. 3-Tab also has a 20-30 year life and is less expensive than architectural roofs as they are thin. The 3 tab gives the roof line a cutout look.