Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofing Contractors in Charleston
Over the past two decades, Charleston roofing professionals have seen much advancement in asphalt roofing shingles technology. An example of this is the architectural shingle. These shingles have a raised or dimensional appearance and are often referred to as dimensional shingles. They are a high quality, cost effective option for homeowners.
Architectural shingles add character to a home because they can be customized, and they add shape and depth to a roof. They can be fabricated to mimic the appearance of slate shingles or wooden shakes. Homeowners appreciate how these shingles allow them to have the rustic look of wood shakes or the elegant design of a slate roof while at the same time having the durability and performance that asphalt shingles provide.
Architectural shingles are designed to be different from the common three tab shingle and have increased longevity. Three tab shingles are constructed with a single layer of material that is placed on top of a glass mat. Architectural shingles, on the other hand, are constructed using multiple layers that include granules and asphalt.
Because they are made from multiple layers, architectural shingles weigh more than their three tab counterpart. They must be installed on a roof that can support the additional weight. Their multi layer form of construction leads to them being durable and carrying a much longer warranty.