Benefits of Architectural Shingle Roofs

What is an architectural ShingleBenefits of Architectural Shingle Roofs – As a Nashville Roofing Contractor who specializes in insurance claims, we frequently have homeowners ask if they need to upgrade to an architectural shingle.  Many older homes in our area have the standard 3-tab asphalt shingle on their roof.  When the insurance company is covering the cost of the roof replacement, it is the perfect time to upgrade to an architectural shingle.  The cost to upgrade is minimal and the return on investment is high!

Shingle technology had advanced dramatically over the last 20 years.  The creation of the architectural shingle is one of the best advancements made in the roofing industry!  The architectural shingle provides a custom appearance to any home and exceptional protection for the interior.  Homeowners love the aesthetic appeal and the exceptional durability that this shingle offers over a traditional 3 tab shingle.

What is an Architectural Roof Shingle?

Architectural asphalt shingles are available in quite an array of colors and are often described as “high-definition†because of the depth and contour of the individual shingle’s profile. Some manufacturers use angled cuts while others, use a straight cut which enhances the perception of depth and the appearance of a shake or tile roof. In the roofing industry, laminated shingles are described as being “architectural†because they’re engineered to create architectural interest for the roof by means of the shingle’s contour, cut and dimensional thickness. The move from traditional 3-tabs to architectural laminated shingles was mainly an aesthetic evolution.

3 Tab Roof Shingles vs Architectural Shingles

The top benefit of an architectural shingle is simply durability!  An architectural shingle is more dense, and heavier than 3-tab shingle.  This makes it more durable and resistant to inclement weather.  A traditional 3 tab contains a shingle layer construction while the architectual shingle has multiple layers.   This thickness also allows for a higher wind resistance.  Typical 3 tab roofs can withstand winds up to 60-80 MPH, but the architectual shingle can withstand winds up to 120 mph!

Architectural Shingles Provide Instant Beauty!

Architectural shingles are beautiful and add an instant transformation for your home or business!   The multi-dimensional pattern mimics high-end roofing.  Designer architectural shingles even mimics wood shake or slate roofs!  Lastly, there is a wide range of colors and textures to choose from!

8 Top Benefits Of An Architectural Shingle:

  1. Greater light deflection for energy efficiency
  2. Lightweight so no additional structural support is required
  3. Affordable!
  4. Instant curb appeal!
  5. Adds Value to your Home!
  6. Long Lasting & Durable!
  7. Limited Lifetime Warranty!
  8. Possible Reduced Insurance Premiums!


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