Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofer in Charleston SC
Most homes have three-tab asphalt shingles installed, but when the time comes to replace that roof, many Charleston roofing customers choose to upgrade to architectural shingles. For the consumer making that decision, there are a number of key points to consider, and it is important to note that some of the advantages an architectural shingle provides can offset the additional cost over the standard three-tab asphalt shingle.
Asphalt shingles are known for being easy to install, but dimensional shingles are even easier because there is no need to match tabs with slots. This ease can translate into a slight discount on the installation labor, but perhaps more importantly, the lack of tabs and slots makes it much easier for the installer to meet manufacturer installation specifications. Meeting those specifications is important because it determines whether the manufacturer will honor an extended warranty.
The added thickness of dimensional shingles provides greater durability, and that can result in reduced total cost of ownership. For instance, homeowners in areas that experience high winds often have to replace a shingle, or several, annually.