What Are the Benefits of Architectural Roofing Shingles?
If you need to install a new roof, and you want to use asphalt shingles, then it’s worth looking at architectural shingles as well as regular 3-tab products. Why are architectural shingles different and what are the advantages of using them?
What Are Architectural Asphalt Shingles?
Regular 3-tab asphalt shingles have a uniform flat shape. They come in a thin single layer composed of a base that is coated with granules.
Architectural shingles work on the same principle; however, they have a more complex composition. Their base contains two layers that are laminated together. These shingles are thicker and heavier. They have a multi-dimensional rather than flat appearance.
Architectural shingles are also known as dimensional or laminated shingles. As well as a pure asphalt appearance, you can also buy products in different colors or ones that mimic the appearance of other roofing materials.
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