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Architectural Shingles

You want to save money on your roof replacement. The good news is there are many residential roofing materials available that won’t break the bank. We’re going to tell you what architectural shingles can do for your roofing. We are Old Time Roofing, the local shingle roofing experts. We’re going to dive into the world of roofing shingles today so you can learn more about this affordable, great roofing material.

Architectural Shingles

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What are Architectural Shingles?

Architectural shingles can also be called dimensional or laminated shingles. The shingles are made of a fiberglass mat laminated with several layers of asphalt resistant to water. The top layer of shingles is then coated with ceramic-coated mineral grains to protect against storm debris and hail.

The mat base is denser in an architectural shingle than it is for a three-tab asphalt tile. The laminate shingles have a thicker, heavier, and more durable base than the older shingles. They’re typically 50% heavier than the three-tab equivalents. It increases their durability and helps them withstand Florida’s hurricane-force winds.

Shingles are also not slack in terms of aesthetics. They create a three-dimensional, staggered roofing pattern when installed properly on a roof. This can increase curb appeal and visual interest. They are great for both long-term homeowners and those who want to sell their home after installing a new roof.

Architectural shingles, which are typically more durable and of higher quality than asphalt shingles, were introduced during the 1970s/80s. They also come with longer warranties. It allowed homeowners to create a more luxurious look with cedar shakes and slates without having to pay extra for weight, maintenance, or costs. This roof offer greater protection against rain, wind, and other weather conditions than three-tab asphalt tiles. They also peel and crack less easily over time.

Why Architectural Shingles are Better Than Three-Tab Shingles

Wind uplift is a major problem for roofs in Florida. This shingles roofing are more resistant to wind than three-tabs. This can withstand wind gusts up to 120 miles an hour. Three-tab shingles, on the other hand, may only be able to withstand wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. To put it in context, this is only a category 1 hurricane.

This is a major reason why architectural shingles are more durable than three-tab. Three-tab shingles can last up to 20 years. Architectural shingles can last up to 30 years. Architectural shingles are more durable and have a much longer warranty than three-tabs. Both architectural shingles are eligible for a WindProven Limited Wind warranty when they are installed with GAF accessories.

GAF offers warranties for algae, water intrusion, and other common roof issues. These warranties are rarer with three-tab shingles, as they are more susceptible to damage. This is especially true in Florida, where local weather patterns can be very harsh on roofs.

Architectural Shingles

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Asphalt Shingle Costs

Architectural asphalt shingles are a mid-range option in terms of cost. The cost of architectural asphalt shingles is less than that of slate or cedar, but more than the conventional three-tab asphalt tiles with a single layer asphalt-coated fiberglass. Specific dimensional shingles cost anywhere between $4 and $6 per square foot. Three-tab shingles cost about two dollars per square foot, which is half as much.

We don’t suggest choosing the roofing material based on price alone. We’ve already established that three-tab shingles are not as effective at protecting your home as laminate shingles. While three-tab shingles may save you some money in the beginning, they will cost you more over time with missing and damaged shingles.

Don’t compromise on your protection to save money. Look into the benefits of your homeowners’ insurance, and if this doesn’t work out, consider your options for roof financing.

You Can Get A Perfect Shingle Roof Replacement

Architectural shingles can be a great option for a roof replacement. They are affordable and offer protection without sacrificing cost. Just as important as the shingles you use on your roof is who installs them. We at Old Time Roofing have the expertise and know-how to ensure that your roof replacement is seamless and without issue.

Since we have been in Pinellas County, Florida for over 45 years, we have received hundreds of rave reviews. This shows our expertise and commitment to our customers. We at Old Time Roofing understand that a new roof is an important investment for your home. We can help you get the most out of your roof.

To see what Old Time Roofing can do for you, simply schedule your no-obligation roofing estimate. We will discuss with you your options, perform a quick roof inspection, and then use this information to give you a detailed estimate.

It is a competitive industry, and no one can make it 20 years without caring about the customer. Contact us for a free estimate on roofing and discover why we are still doing it the Old Time Roofing way after 45 years!

Architectural Shingles

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FAQs on Architectural Shingles

1. What Are Architectural Shingles, And Why Do They Exist?

   A: Architectural Shingles, also called laminated or dimensional roofing shingles, are made of several layers of asphalt and fiberglass. The shingles are designed to have a three-dimensional look, similar to wood shakes and slate.

2. What Is The Difference Between Architectural Shingles And Three-Tab Shingles?

   A: Architectural Shingles are thicker, and the design is more complex than traditional three-tab roof shingles. They have a more textured, aesthetically pleasing appearance. They also last longer and are more durable.

3. How Long Do Architectural Shingles Last?

   A: The lifespan of architectural shingles is typically between 25 and 30 years. However, it can vary depending on factors like climate, installation quality, or maintenance. Some architectural shingles of high quality may have an even longer lifespan.

4. Do Architectural Shingles Come In A Variety Of Styles And Colors?

   A: Yes, architectural shingles are available in many styles and colors. They can be customized to fit your home design and preferences. The options available to homeowners are many and can be used to enhance the aesthetics of their home. GAF even offers a tool that allows you to visualize how different shingles would look on your house!

5. Are Architectural Shingles Expensive?

   A: Architectural shingles are significantly more expensive than 3-tab shingles. These shingles are affordable for most homeowners and almost always less expensive than tile and metal roofing.

Other Services We Offer

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Refrain from entrusting your roofing needs to just anyone. With Old Time Roofing, you can rest easy knowing that your roof is in capable hands. Contact us today!

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