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What Is The Difference Between Three Tab And Architectural Roof Shingles?

When choosing to install a new roof or replace an existing roof, there are many options to choose from. The two most popular roofing options for residential housing is three-tab and architectural roof shingles.

What Is The Difference Between Three Tab And Architectural Roof Shingles?

Architectural shingles usually weigh fifty percent more than three-tab shingles which increases their durability and wind resistance. Three-tab roof shingles will resist wind speeds up to sixty miles per hour. Architectural roof shingles will resist wind speeds up to one hundred twenty miles per hour.

Three-tab roof shingles have a warranty period from the manufacturer for up to twenty-five years. Architectural roof shingles have a warranty period for up to fifty years.

Architectural roof shingles cost about twenty-five percent more than three-tab roof shingles.

Architectural roof shingles are twice as thick as three-tab roof shingles which make them less likely to curl from intense heat.

Visually, architectural roof shingles have more depth in appearance than three-tab roof shingles.

If you are considering installing a new roof or replacing your existing roof, we can help.

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