Architectural Shingles

North East Architectural Shingles, Elkton Roofing

Architectural Shingles

If you need a new roof, think about getting architectural shingles to replace your existing shingles. Architectural shingles are a premium grade of asphalt shingle roofing. The shingles are thicker and have a distinctive, textured appearance. They are also known as dimensional or laminate shingles.

Roofing Facts

The old style, standard roofing shingles are called “3-tab” in the trade, for the 3 tab/flaps with quarter-inch grooves between them in each panel. They run in flat, even rows as opposed to the textured and layered look of architectural shingles. A roof laid with regular 3-tab shingles has an average 15 to 20-year lifespan, meaning you may have to replace the roof twice if you live in the same house for most of your life. A roof laid with architectural shingles has a 24 to 30-year lifespan, with some super-premium grades rated for up to a 40-year lifespan. These new dimensional shingles also come in wider variety of colors, subtly variegated color patterns, have greater resistance to uplift in a windstorm, and have a heavier granule covering. Architectural shingles have greater curb appeal as well, and can help the resale value of your home. Drive around your neighborhood and notice the difference between a roof with dimensional shingles and standard shingles. The difference in curb appeal is quite evident. We use premium shingles from GAF Roofing, or Atlas Roofing.  Check out their websites to get a feel for the many textures and colors that are available. Many of these roofing systems come with lifetime warranties, making the upgrade to architectural shingles well worth your investment. Call us today at 410-392-9700 in Maryland or 860-967-9710 in Delaware to schedule a free quote on your new roof today! Or you can contact us through our website.