Pictured above is one of our favorite examples of an architectural roof! Check out the texture and how it blends with the siding, gutters, and window trim!
Weight, Thickness, and Lifespan of the Shingle
Architectural shingles are composed of a heavy fiberglass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules that are tightly embedded in carefully refined, water-resistant asphalt and because of the unique composition they weigh about 50% more and are thicker than 3- tab shingles. This contributes to a longer life expectancy of the architectural shingle in comparison to 3 tab. A 3-tab shingle can be expected to last up to 25 years and an architectural shingles can last up to 50 years depending on the variety. In addition to the limited lifetime warranty that comes standard with the install, manufacturers have extended warranties available for purchase. Contact your Above Par rep for any specific questions pertaining to warranties and be sure to review each product warranty on our website.
You can choose the most durable and best product on the market but unless it is installed correctly by a licensed professional, the roofing system may be compromised. You can cause further damage to the roof and add greater complications to your home. Call your local, licensed professionals at Above Par for a complimentary evaluation today!
Resistance to Wind Damage
Outside of hail, the second biggest threat to your roof is wind, While a 3- tab roof is rated to withstand wind gusts up to 70 mph, an architectural shingle is rated to protect against up to 150 mph winds.