Architectural shingles have been around for a while, but they have completely turned the typical, boring asphalt shingle on its head. Although these one-of-a-kind shingles are still made of asphalt, they have a distinct look and feel, and they are helping to improve neighborhoods one roof at a time in collaboration with local Spokane Valley roofing businesses!
Asphalt shingles are made from a paper foundation that is then covered with asphalt to form a grainy, gritty surface that is then bonded to our roof. Architectural shingles, while similar in appearance, are a luxury form of the asphalt shingle; they are twice as thick as standard shingles and made from a more refined kind of asphalt. Because of their three-dimensional look, which quickly adds interest to your roof, they are also known as laminated, dimensional, or composite shingles. In fact, some of them make your roof look to be made of slate, a highly expensive and heavy alternative that does not have the extra structural requirements that a heavy roof necessitates.
These premium 3-tab roofing materials are heavier than standard 3-tab roofing materials and can resist gusts of up to 120 mph, which is about twice as fast as the 3-tab variety. This is especially critical in places prone to summer storms and/or harsh winters with heavy snow and winds.
What about outward appearances? These architectural or three-dimensional roofing materials have an excellent warranty, often lasting 45 years, which is 10 years longer than their less costly counterparts. Premium shingles, while somewhat more expensive than regular shingles, offer your home a more modern and interesting aspect. Three-tab materials appear to be textured and molded to the contours of your roof, whilst excellent ones look to be textured and molded to the contours of your roof.
The roof is the most important part of your home. We rely on it to keep us safe, warm, and dry in the winter and safe, dry, and cool in the summer since it is our largest exposed surface. Architectural shingles enhance the look of any roof by giving increased weather protection, improved wind resistance, a heavier presence, and a wide range of color and texture possibilities. Sure, you can get a true slate roof with substantial reinforcement and a lot of money, or you can get the premium version of the old favorite.
Lake City Roofing is a Spokane Valley roofing contractor with over thirty years of experience in all things residential and commercial. We look forward to collaborating with you on your next project; contact us immediately for a free estimate.