THREE TAB SHINGLES
One of the draws to architectural shingles is the variety of looks that are now available. Manufacturers have created styles that are mimicking old European styles that look like wood shake or slate roofs. Architectural shingles have become so popular because they last longer than three tab, have better warranties, have varying visual looks, cost only slightly more money, are more durable in terms of physical abuse (hail, tree limbs, etc.), and withstand higher winds. No matter what type of roof style you have, there is probably an architectural roofing shingle that will fit your style, budget and expectations.
WHY CHOOSE ASPHALT SHINGLES?
When it comes to selecting a residential roofing system for your home, asphalt roofing shingles continue to provide a beautiful, affordable and reliable roofing solution for any residence. In addition to having a variety of styles, textures and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and relatively easy to maintain.
- Wide array of rich, gorgeous colors
- Wide selection of textures
- Huge choice of shingle styles
- Look like wood, cedar, or slate
- Relatively Low Cost
- Many pricing options
- Superb value
- 100-year proven track record in North America
- Long life-expectancy
- Ideal weight; not too heavy or too light
- Fewer leak problems
- Excellent uplift resistance
- Excellent fire resistance
HERE ARE THE MOST COMMON FREQUENTLY ASKED ASPHALT SHINGLE QUESTIONS
How popular are asphalt shingles?
Asphalt shingles are the leading choice for residential roofing in the United States because they provide quality, durability, versatility and economy. Over 12.5 billion square feet of asphalt shingle products are manufactured annually – enough to cover more than 5 million homes every year. Four out of five homes are roofed with asphalt shingles.
What are the benefits of asphalt shingles?
- PRODUCT PERFORMANCE – Asphalt shingles perform well in extreme temperatures and in areas where wind, water, and ice are prevalent.
- AFFORDABILITY – The efficient, high-volume production and relatively low application cost of asphalt shingles provide consumers with an overall value that’s tough for other roofing materials to match, especially in terms of comparable life expectancy.
- LOW MAINTAINANCE – Asphalt shingles, when properly chosen and applied, require little or no regular upkeep, and are easily repaired if damaged.
- EASE OF APPLICATION – Asphalt shingles are considered to be the easiest of all standard roofing materials to apply. In addition, the flexibility and strength of asphalt shingles support their application on a wide variety of roof designs.
- FIRE AND WIND RESISTANCE – Asphalt shingles are manufactured to resist external fire and flammability standards, and carry Class A, B or C fire ratings, with Class A providing the greatest fire resistance. These fire ratings are defined by nationally recognized standards and tested by independent testing agencies. In addition, many asphalt shingles carrying a “wind resistance” label indicate that they have been manufactured and tested to demonstrate acceptable resistance in high-wind locations.”
How are asphalt shingles made?
In the United States, asphalt shingles are predominately fiberglass-based. Fiberglass-based asphalt shingles are manufactured with mat composed entirely of glass fibers of varying lengths and orientations. This fiberglass base is then surfaced with a specially-formulated asphalt coating, followed by weather-resistant mineral granules. Organic-based asphalt shingles were manufactured with a base (also termed mat or substrate) made of various cellulose fibers, such as recycled waste paper and wood fibers. This organic base was then saturated with a specially formulated asphalt coating and surfaced with weather resistant mineral granules.
What are the different types of asphalt shingles?
- Strip Shingles — these asphalt shingles are approximately three times as long as they are wide. Manufactured in both standard and metric dimensions, strip shingles are distinguished by the number of cutouts or tabs that they have. The most common type of strip shingle is the “three-tab” shingle. Different textural and lighting/shadowing effects can be achieved with strip shingles depending on the number, shape and alignment of the cutouts.
- Laminated Shingles — these special shingles contain more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also referred to as three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they create visual depth on a roof and impart a custom look. Laminated shingles continue to be a favorite among builders, roofing contractors and homebuyers.
- Interlocking Shingles — as the name suggests, interlocking asphalt shingles are individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other, and are used to provide greater wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes providing a wide range of design possibilities.
- Large Format Shingles — generally rectangular or hexagonal in shape, these shingles do not utilize cutouts or tabs.
Asphalt shingles offer consumers the broadest array of colors, shapes, and textures available. With an enormous range of styles, asphalt shingles can match almost every type of architectural design and achieve virtually any desired effect — and do it affordably.
ASPHALT SINGLE GALLERY
RESIDENTIAL ASPHALT ROOFING BRANDS
Over the past century, asphalt shingle manufacturers have used research and technology to address specific roofing issues and create even better products. Enhancements in aesthetics and durability have kept asphalt roofing a top choice for homeowners in North America.
Here is a list of the some of the brands that are available.:
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