What is the difference between Architectural and 3-Tab Shingle Roofs?

Asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most common roofing materials used in the United States, especially central North Carolina. The economic pricing combined with the durability of shingle roofs make them an excellent choice for someone that wishes to protect their home without spending a fortune on it. Just as many other roofing materials, asphalt shingles come in different variations. Architectural Style shingles and Three tab shingles are the two different variations of the most common roofing material and even as they are similarly priced, there is a big difference.

Three Tab shingles are a simple design that have been around for a while. They are generally the less expensive of the two asphalt shingle styles. Most three tab shingles carry a twenty year manufacturer warranty. From simple installation and lower pricing, three tab architectural shingle roofs have been great, but as the industry shifts to shingles carrying longer warranties and the price gab of shingles shrinking, their days may be numbered.

Architectural Shingle roofs are becoming the most common style of asphalt shingle roofs. Architectural refers to their three dimensional shape and appearance. Unlike three tab shingles, architectural appears to have more overlapping and have been considered more aesthetically pleasing by many. In addition to a superior appearance, architectural shingle roofs typically carry thirty year manufacturer warranties. Architectural shingle roofing’s rise to prominence makes sense as it has become a superior alternative to three tab shingles without a large price difference.

North Carolina is an eventful state to live in when it comes to weather, so choosing the right material for your roof is detrimental when it comes to the structure of your home. Architectural Shingle roofs are the best option for anyone living in central North Carolina or around the Triad area. The superior warranty means architectural shingle roofs will last longer than three tab shingles. Additionally, the superior appearance of the architectural style gives your home a better look. When trying to decide which type of shingle to install on your roof, always go for the one that has the better look and warranty, especially if it doesn’t cost much more! At Robinson Roofing we install all types of roofs and have found that our clients are more than satisfied with their architectural shingle roofs, we even put them on our own homes!

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