Question by  nescusa (20)

What are architectural shingles?

I need to get new shingles for my home and as told to look at architectural shingles.


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

These are made the same as regular shingles with the exception of them being random widths. Instead of each tab being 8 or 10 inches wide they are staggered from 4 inches up to 10 inches and typically are more overlapped. They usually have a longer service life.


Answer by  chric (90)

Architectural shingles are dimentional shingles. they are not flat like a standard 3 tab shingle. They are a heavier weight shingle and a longer warrantee. The added dimention gives a more aesthetic appearance to the roof.


Answer by  JBFLA (285)

Architectural shingles are thick shingles usually made of ceramic coated fiber glass that offer more wind stability due to the added thickness. Also they can be coated for fire resistance or to retard the growth of algae and mold. They are available in many colors and textures that mimic the look of natural materials such as slate.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Architectural shingles are mainly an aesthetic choice, since they have a three-dimensional look to them. Many also come with a longer warranty than traditional shingles, and tend to last longer.


Answer by  fesdre (655)

These are a specific type of shingles. There are a few types. We have ones with a wave at our house. I don't recommend painted ones because they bleed.


Answer by  leize (222)

Architectural shingles manufactured using mat base heavier than standard 3-tab asphalt shingle, are typically solid across entire length. Multiple layers are overlapped, laminated together producing textured appearance found in architectural shingles which come in many colors, textures and patterns and is less susceptible to curling and wind damage.


Answer by  2525252 (717)

Well there basically just designs for your home and they are placed on the outside you can get them in different shapes.


Answer by  Supersadie (363)

Architectural shingles are a modern medium for tiling roofs which echoes the look of the past while preserving good durability using fibreglass. They are thicker than slate, which means that they cast shadows on each other giving a more textured appearance.

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