Architectural Shingle Roofing Specialists
Architectural shingles have grown in popularity in Westminster over recent years. The sturdy yet affordable material provides a noticeable upgrade over roofing materials, such as single-tab and three-tab shingles. Architectural shingles come in two varieties, laminated and dimensional, so you have multiple options when fortifying your home.
When people want architectural shingle roofing in Westminster, they contact Mile High Roofing Services. Our professional roofers have the knowledge and hands-on experience to transform your home in days. Call us to discuss your roofing needs with a Mile High Roofing Services expert today.
Advantages of Architectural Shingle Roofs
Increasing the durability of your roofing typically corresponds to a jump in price. While it’s tempting to upgrade your home to metal or terra cotta shingles, that may not be a budget-friendly option. Investing in architectural shingle roofing lets you protect your home, family, and belongings without breaking the bank.
Three-tab asphalt shingles have one layer of material that sits on top of a cloth or fiberglass sheet. Rain or hail can loosen and remove exterior granules, compromising the shingles’ durability. Architectural shingles have more layers, so your roof can endure torrential storms and harsh weather.
Manufacturers combine multiple layers of asphalt and granules to make laminated shingles more durable. The roofing material can withstand winds up to 120 mph, which outperforms conventional shingles that can only resist 80 mph. The more exceptional durability means you’ll spend less time and money replacing architectural shingles than for single-tab or three-tab options. Another durable shingle option that we offer is luxury shingles.
Mile High Roofing Services has made installing architectural shingle roofing in Westminster synonymous with speed and efficiency. The lightweight material means our roofers can easily transport and install the shingles around your home. They also come with an easy-to-cut design so we can fit them into any corner or crevice.
Bulkier materials, like slate or metal, require more time to move and install. Architectural shingles don’t require additional support, which streamlines installation. The easy installation also works in reverse. If you need to repair or replace any architectural shingles, Mile High Roofing Services roofers can do it in as little as one day.
Your roof plays a sizeable role in your home’s energy efficiency. It can mitigate indoor air from leaking outside while reflecting UV light into the atmosphere. An architectural shingle provides superior cooling and light deflection than conventional asphalt shingle, keeping your energy bills lower year-round.
You can also save up to 10% on your roof installation or up to $500 thanks to federal tax credits. Installing an ENERGY STAR-rated roof lets you claim a deduction on your taxes. The program incentivizes homeowners to invest in energy-efficiency building materials and reduce their overall energy consumption.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
The options may seem overwhelming, but asphalt shingles are a great choice for almost any home. Asphalt shingles are durable, affordable and come in incredible variety of colors and styles to match almost any exterior. So how do you choose?
There are three primary types of asphalt shingles used for the roof on a house:
1. 3-Tab Shingles
What’s there to love about a 3-tab shingle? 3-tab shingles are affordable and can last a couple decades in the right conditions.
What’s the problem with 3-tab shingles? Fewer aesthetic options, potential blow-off issues and a shorter lifespan.
Also known as “strip shingles,” 3-tab asphalt shingles get their name from the way they are cut and installed. They are the most basic form of shingle, made out of a single layer of asphalt and cut into strips. They appear flat, offering a type of slate look to your roof upon installation. 3-tab shingles are lightweight since they are made from a single strip, so they are more affordable than many other asphalt shingle types and competing roofing materials. The downside to 3-tab shingles is their limited aesthetic options and they have the potential to blow off easier than other asphalt shingles types.
Generally, the expected lifespan of a 3-tab shingle roof is 18-20 years. When considering cost, some 3-tab shingle roofing can be as cheap as $0.90 per square foot of roofing material.
2. Dimensional Shingles
Also known as “architectural shingles” or “laminate shingles,” this is the most common asphalt shingle. During manufacturing, they are given two or more layers to create a thicker, multi-dimensional appearance to the final roof. They can be designed to replicate natural slate or wood shake aesthetics so could potentially boost the curb appeal to your home. One disadvantage of dimensional shingles is that they are heavier than 3-tab shingles, so they add more weight to your roof. However, they tend to be more durable due to their double layers.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) reports that dimensional asphalt shingles are the most popular asphalt shingle used today. Fine Home Building Magazine Issue 214 reports that dimensional asphalt shingles (also known as architectural laminate shingles) accounted for nearly three-quarters of all asphalt roofing sales in 2010. Everything points to that trend continuing through 2017.
You can expect most dimensional shingle roofs to come with a 30-year manufacturer warranty. When installed properly, you can expect your dimensional shingle roof to last 25-28 years. They tend to cost about 20 percent more than 3-tab shingles at about $3-$5 per square foot installed.
3. Luxury Shingles
What’s there to love about luxury asphalt shingles? Multi-Dimensional appearance; maximum durability; more affordable than slate or cedar alternatives.
Also known as “premium shingles,” these are the highest quality type of asphalt shingles. Standing out due to appearance and functionality, these laminated asphalt shingles offer premium weather protection while giving a beautiful look to your home. They are functional, dimensional, come in plenty of color options, and are by far the most durable asphalt shingle option. They offer the most realistic interpretation of wood shake and slate roofing while being far more affordable than those roofing types. Their main cons are weight—they are double the weight of 3-tab shingles—and cost.
The advantage of that extra weight? Extra strength against tears and impact. That’s helpful if you live in a tornado, hurricane, or hail-prone region. This premium asphalt shingle roof type can last 25-30 years and you can expect them to be the most expensive asphalt shingle.
Thinking About an Architectural Shingle Roof?
When you want architectural shingle roofing in Westminster, Mile High Roofing Services has you covered. We have provided people across the metro area with high-quality repairs and installation that deliver outstanding performance and longevity. Call us today to discover why people trust Mile High Roofing Services for their roofing services.
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