They can also be called “Laminated or Dimensional Shingles” and are made of a heavy fiberglass base mixed with ceramic-coated refined mineral granules and water-resistant asphalt.
Architectural roofing shingles are made of asphalt, but they are different from the common Asphalt Shingles. Formerly, the most popular type of Asphalt Roofing shingle was the old 3-tab, which continues to be an economical choice with easy installation and a large display of color combinations.
More recently, due to technological advancements and changes in buyer’s tendencies, the asphalt roofing shingles evolved, resulting in the Architectural Laminated Shingles as you know.
The Laminated Shingles are defined as “Architectural” because they’re specifically created to produce an aesthetic image on the roof using the individual shingle’s shape, cut, and dimensional thickness.
Architectural Laminated shingles can be characterized as “high-definition”. Some companies use angled cuts while others, use a straight cut which intensifies the understanding of the single depth.
Benefits of Architectural Shingles:
- Protect against wind uplift and blow-off;
- Defend against water infiltration from wind-driven rain;
- Offer you protection against the natural elements ;
- It has a good looking aesthetics;
- It has a large display of color combinations;