Architectural Roofing Adds New Dimension
Homeowners tired of the same drab appearance of asphalt shingles may look into the architectural style roofing shingles that can add more dimension and texture to their roof. Most architectural roofing shingles also come with a 40 year warranty and are better at preventing water seepage making their slightly higher cost a better value for long-term roofing needs.
Sunshine Contracting offers the following manufacturers of architectural shingles (click to below learn more and see color options):
Advantages of Architectural Roofing Shingles
• Longer lifespan
• Quick and easy installation
• Durable and resistant
• Visually appealing
The longer lifespan is one of the main reasons why architectural shingles are so popular. The longer lifespan of these shingles results from them being made of thicker heavier material and can be used in any application where 3 tab asphalt shingles can be used. While 3 tab shingles will generally have a warranty for 20-30 years, architectural roofing shingles come with a 40 year warranty.
Quick and Easy Installation
Since there is no uniform pattern to architectural shingles, unlike the 3 tab variety, they are easier to line up. Any part of the shingle can be placed just about anywhere allowing them to be installed quicker resulting in less labor and reduced cost.
Durable and Resistant
Architectural roofing shingles are constructed of a heavier material with a thicker nailing strip. These shingles are made to be fireproof and are resistant to algae growth. Due to their heavier construction they are also more resistant to wind damage and the effects of temperature variations. They are ideal for homes in areas where weather conditions can vary greatly.
Architectural roofing shingles have a beautiful visual appearance. They come in many colors and textures, and will give your roof a unique appearance with much more character. Compared to a row pattern seen in 3 tab shingles, with architectural roofing shingles you’ll have more choice for a customized look that will distinguish your house from the rest. Architectural roofing shingles are more aesthetically pleasing since they replicate the look of cedar wood shakes or slate shingles. Due to their textured appearance, these shingles are also great to use if you want to hide some roof imperfections.
Better Long-term Bargain
The cost for architectural shingles is slightly higher than most traditional 3 tab asphalt shingles, but the extra benefits and longer life expectancy make them a better, long-term bargain.