3 Tab Roofing Shingles – Most Widely Used Shingles
No matter where in the world homes are built, the most popular type of roofing material are the asphalt, 3 tab roofing shingles. Essentially, this is due to them being the most economical, the easiest to install, and their wide choice of colors and designs that can fit into a wide range of construction styles. Additionally, when there is a need to replace this type of roof, in most instances the first layer does not have to be removed before a second layer is installed, reducing the cost of re0-roofing a home.
Advantages of 3 Tab Roofing Shingles
• Easy to install
• Can match any style
• Extended durability
The 3 tab roofing shingles are the most widely used and least expensive types of shingles. They are very popular, especially for new construction, mainly for starter homes as well as homes for sale where a new roof will greatly improve the home’s curb appeal. Additionally, 3 tab roofing shingles have a life expectancy between 20 and 30 years, making them a good value for the money.
Sunshine Contracting carries the following manufacturers of 3 Tab Roofing, click below to read more and see color options:
Easy to Install
The 3 tab roofing shingles are relatively easy to install and with proper precaution, can provide a good looking roof on a variety of roof styles. Typically, a roof underlayment of plywood or chip board is laid down and covered with roll roofing, also known as tar paper followed by shingles. Starting at the edge of the roof, the first row is generally laid down upside down, that is the notches in the tabs are pointing towards the crown of the roof to establish a straight line at the gutter edge.
The notches in the shingles are designed to resemble three separate sections, hence the name 3 tab, and when installed properly, will form a symmetrical pattern. The notches also help direct water down the slope of the roof. An underlying strip of tar on the bottom of the shingle, when heated by the sun, helps each layer bond to the layer beneath it.
Can Match Any Style
With a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from, the 3 tab roofing shingles are the best fit for any existing home design.
3 tab roofing shingles, made of fiberglass and multiple layers of asphalt, are known for their long life and extended durability.