Asphalt shingles have long been the preferred roofing material for a majority of homeowners, due in large part to their affordability. They generally come in two different types: architectural and three-tab. While three-tab shingles were the norm for many years, more and more homeowners are choosing the benefits of architectural shingles. What is the cause of this continued rise in popularity? Muth & Company Roofing is here to share a few ideas.
Increased Thickness & Weight
The design of architectural asphalt shingles leads them to perform better in several areas. Two times thicker and 50% heavier than three-tab shingles, architectural shingles are much sturdier and therefore less likely to curl. The added weight also means that they are less susceptible to being blown off in a storm. Architectural shingle roofs that are regularly maintained have been shown to be extremely durable, lasting longer and requiring fewer roof repairs than roofs composed of three-tab shingles, which are more appropriate for sheds and less expensive structures.
A Multi-Dimensional Look
Another significant benefit of architectural shingles is their increased visual appeal. The extra asphalt layer added to the lower edge of architectural shingles, along with the varied size and shape of the tabs, gives them a more multi-dimensional appearance. This results in a look very close to that of traditional wood and slate roofing, which increases the curb appeal of your home.
A Premium Warranty
In an industry that sees a lot of contractors go out of business, a manufacturer’s warranty is essential for ensuring that the roof is protected if something goes wrong with the roofing system. Muth & Company Roofing has the distinction of being a certified GAF Master Elite® roofer, giving our customers access to the very best warranty on the market: the GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty. This top-of-the-line warranty is the first of its kind to cover not only manufacturing defects for a lifetime, but workmanship as well (25 years). While other, more basic warranties are available, in the long run it pays to pay a little more for a premium warranty.
Learn more about why we recommend the Golden Pledge Warranty to our customers.
If you want the most value for your money, invest in GAF architectural shingles installed by our certified GAF Master Elite roofing team. Contact us at (614) 682-3060 when you’re ready to schedule your next roofing project.