Need to replace your old roof but want a new look? If your home currently has strip shingles, you should consider opting for architectural — also known as dimensional — shingles instead. Architectural shingle installation requires the same amount of time but will cost a bit more up front. However, the results are well worth the investment.
Why Dimensional Shingles?
- They are durable. Unlike their 3-tab counterparts, architectural shingles are heavier, but that means they are also more durable. Unlike strip shingles, dimensional shingles are made up of a multitude of layers, including asphalt, a glass mat, and granules to prevent water and moisture from eroding the shingle. These shingles can also withstand wind, ice and fire better than their cheaper counterpart.
- They are cost effective. Although architectural shingles aren’t the cheapest option for homeowners, they certainly aren’t the most expensive either. Slate roofing shingles, for example, can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars more than architectural shingles. This type of roofing material is the best bet when it comes to affordability and efficiency; homeowners will reap the benefits of their investment when they realize their warranty covers an average of 30 to 50 years.
- They look better. When it comes to aesthetics, architectural shingles are much more appealing than 3-tab shingles. Their 3-dimensional appearance makes the roof look like it has more texture and structure. Dimensional shingles are also available in a variety of different colors to fit your wants and needs. Get a professional look without having to shell out for a new slate roof.
If you’re interested in asphalt shingle installation services in Wakefield, Peabody, Lynn and surrounding areas, contact our professional roofing company today for a free project estimate.