Services – Shingles


Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are the most popular roofing materials to economically protect a home’s sloped roof. When compared to metal roofing, asphalt shingles provide better soundproofing and offer more colour¬†choices. There are 2 types of asphalt shingles: traditional 3-tab roofing shingles and architectural roofing shingles. Both types of shingles have many brand names to choose from and many colour selections.

Traditional 3-tab roofing shingles are the least expensive asphalt shingles. Traditional 3-tab roofing shingles contain one flat layer and each tab has an identical shape and size. They are not as thick as the other selection of architectural roofing shingles. Traditional 3-tab roofing shingles weigh less and do not have a dimensional look. They do have a lower wind resistance warranty than the architectural roofing shingles. The lifespan of 3-tab roofing shingles can be anywhere 13 years to 20 years.

 

 

Architectural roofing shingles are an upgrade version of the traditional 3-tab roofing shingles. Architectural roofing shingles contain multiple layers and each tab has a different shape and size which result in a 3 dimensional look. They are much thicker than traditional 3-tab roofing shingles and as a result they are 50% heavier in weight. Architectural roofing shingles have a better wind resistance warranty and better life expectancy than the traditional 3-tab roofing shingles.

 

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