Has the winter weather left your roof looking a little worse for wear? Perhaps the time has come for your roof to get replaced. However, if you’ve never shopped for a new roof before or haven’t done so in a while, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. One of the best options that you should seriously consider is a roof with architectural shingles. Here are three reasons why architectural shingles are such a great choice – they are stylish, affordable, and very durable.
1. They Look Great
While architectural shingles are constructed similarly to traditional asphalt shingles, they look much different and are available in a wide range of color, pattern, and texture choices. If you have a particular look in mind for your roof, chances are that architectural shingles can be used to make it happen. Their distinctive look enhances the beauty of your home and gives its curb appeal a major boost.
2. Affordable and Long-Lasting
Architectural shingles tend to cost around 20-30% more per square than 3-tab shingles, but they may be able to pay for themselves over time because they last so long. The warranties on these shingles tend to be around 30 years, and some go as long as 50 years! Compare this to the 20-30 year warranties that are standard for regular shingles.
3. Extremely Durable
Sturdier and heavier than 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles are made from many layers of material that are laminated together. This makes them extremely sturdy and able to withstand higher levels of wind than traditional shingles. While traditional shingles can usually withstand winds in the 60-80 mph range, some architectural shingles can withstand winds up to 120 mph! They are also more resistant to fire and lightning damage and are better at withstanding hail damage.
Ready for a New Roof Made with Architectural Shingles? Contact Blair Construction Today!
For a beautiful new roof or any other home remodeling projects planned and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.