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Architectural Shingles vs 3-Tab Shingles

Architectural shingles are superior to 3-tab shingles in many ways.  Here are just a few reasons to consider upgrading your 3-tab shingles:

3 tab roof vs architectural roof

3-Tab Shingles (top image) Architectural Shingles (bottom image)

3-Tab Shingles Architectural Shingles
Life Expectancy 12 – 15 years 25 years – Lifetime
Wind Warranty 60mph 130mph
Price $ $$
Thickness/Weight Thinner than architectural shingles Much thicker than 3-tab shingles
Appearance Only 1 shingle tab size & shape Shingle tabs have various sizes & shapes
Value Does not raise the value of your home Helps raise or maintain the value of your home

 

Architectural shingles are the best value for your money when it comes time to replace your roof!  Visit our Pinterest roofing board for ideas and inspiration for your home improvement project!