Dimensional shingles or architectural shingles are made of a much thicker material and come at a higher price than 3 -tab shingles. They can be up to three times thicker than traditional asphalt shingles. This additional thickness allows the shingle to come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dimensional shingles are also made in a variety of colors. There are no cutouts in architectural shingles. They have additional asphalt covering which allows for a more curved appearance. If you are looking for a more visually interesting roof then an architectural shingle will provide that appearance. If your roof is sloped and there is a higher chance of wind-driven rain then architectural shingles may not be recommended. The curve could allow water to get in causing leaking issues.
WHICH IS BEST FOR YOUR HOME?
When determining which type of shingle to choose you can’t go wrong with a 3-tab option. It is the most budget-friendly, economical, and commonly used roofing material. However, if you want an interesting visual appearance to your roof and have a higher budget then architectural shingles are a great choice.
When it comes to roofing shingles the choice is really up to you and your personal tastes and desires. When you are ready for a new roof contact the roofing experts at All Phase Roofing Services.