You have a wide range of ideas to make your home exteriors striking and elegant. Adding roof shingles is one such great thought. When you plan to renovate or replace the roof shingles or wishing to add new ones, it is better to opt for architectural shingles. They are the three dimensional shingles which are more superior in terms of quality, look and durability.
Architectural shingles are made of fiberglass or asphalt. They have a heavy base mat with an attractive, three-dimensional, surface design. Ceramic-coated and colored granules may cover the base materials and form a unique design. They are more resistant to storms and wind damage than the three-tab shingles. The shingles are also designed in such a way that they can endure fire. A thin layer of copper or zinc is coated on the surface of these shingles to inhibit the growth of algae, mold and mildew. Most of the architectural shingles with modern designs are designed to be resist curling.
They are dense but are not much heavy like three-tab shingles. They are also strong and durable. Architectural shingles can last for about 10-20 years. One of the benefits of using these shingles is that they add an elegant three-dimensional ambiance to your roof.
They can be installed easily and hence, takes less time unlike installation of three-tab shingles. Also, while the three-tab shingles provide a smooth and flat impression, the architectural shingles give a textured appearance to the roof. Hence, add architectural shingles to add beauty to your home and also enjoy its benefits.