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ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING
Asphalt roof shingles are the most popular roofing material used on homes across North America, and with good reason. They are designed to protect a home through decades of weathering with minimal upkeep, and are available in hundreds of colors and styles.
Different Types of Roof Shingles
There are three major categories of asphalt roofing shingle products available today: 3 -Tab shingles, architectual shingles, and presidential shingles. It is important to understand the differences between each type of roofing shingle in order to pick the right product for your home.
3-tab shingles are the original and most basic asphalt shingles. They are made from a single layer of asphalt and have a very flat appearance. Today, 3-tab shingles are no longer commonly used.
Also known as dimensional or laminate shingles, architectural shingles are the most prevalent asphalt shingles. These products are manufactured with two layers of asphalt that are fused together for a thicker and richer multi-dimensional appearance, and are engineered to replicate the wood shake and natural slate roofing aesthetics. Dimensional shingles are typically heavier than 3-tab shingles, and have improved warranty protection.
Presidential shingles are the highest-quality laminated shingles available that are designed to last longer and make your roof stand out. The presidential shingle was created to replicate the appearance of cedar shakes in the form of premium roofing asphalt shingles.