Roofs account for 40% of your home’s exterior, so you should show them great consideration if you’re looking to conduct a makeover. If you want to recreate the slate or cedar shingle look at an affordable price, choose architectural shingles.
What Are Architectural Shingles?
These shingles, also known as laminated or dimensional shingles, are thicker than ordinary asphalt shingles. They are made of two to three layers of laminated materials, with layers of heavy fiberglass or asphalt as a base. Manufacturers then add mineral granules on top for added texture.
Any Tampa roofing company will recommend these shingles because they offer an upscale look without breaking your budget. Laminated shingles can look like slate, cedar, or any other roofing material. They also come in a variety of colors, so you can match them with any architectural style.
What Are the Benefits?
Architectural shingles do more than just add dramatic rooflines to your home. These shingles are also a cool roofing option, especially in hot areas like Florida. Some roofing materials have special coatings that improve reflectivity and insulating properties.
Dimensional shingles are also ideal for both low- and steep-sloped roofs because of their weight. These lightweight shingles do not require extra structural support, and the added thickness makes them lasts longer than conventional three-tab shingles. With proper installation and care, this type of roofing can last from up to 50 years. Architectural shingles are also more resistant to wind and fire.
What Are Your Options for Quality Roofs?
If you are looking for quality architectural shingles, look for GAF Timberline® shingles from Arry’s Roofing Services. This roofing series is one of GAF’s most popular roofing options and includes the following:
- HD® and Ultra HD® – Creates a wood shake look on roofs.
- American Harvest® – Comes with Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology for added protection against elements.
- Natural Shadow® – This also recreates the look of wood shakes.
- Cool Series – Helps reduce attic heat so you can save more energy.
- ArmorShield™ II – Shingles under this line have a Class IV impact resistance rating.
As a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, we guarantee quality installation and roof repair in Tampa and nearby areas. We offer both traditional and laminated shingles that offer beauty, protection, and comfort to your home. We back this with industry-leading warranties for your peace of mind.
Schedule a free inspection today to learn more about our architectural shingles. You can reach us at (727) 938-9565 or through our contact form.