When choosing which type of asphalt shingles to invest in for your new roof, there are a few different considerations to keep in mind; namely, its lifespan, affordability, and aesthetic. However, these characteristics can vary significantly between different types of shingle roofing. To illustrate, let’s take a look at the differences between 3-tab vs. architectural shingles.
3-Tab Vs. Architectural Shingles
3-tab shingles will give your roof a flat and uniform look. They tend to be cheaper than architectural shingles as they consist of fewer materials. However, 3-tab shingles are also weaker than architectural shingles. So even though you’re saving money up front, 3-tab shingles may break more frequently, costing you more on repairs in the long run.
Architectural shingles tend to be more popular for those with an eye for design. Aesthetically, architectural shingles add more dimensional look to roofs when compared to the flat look of 3-tab shingles. That is why they are also known as dimensional shingles.
Architectural shingles tend to be much stronger than 3-tab shingles, due to the fact that they are made of much more durable materials. However, the depth and durability of architectural shingles come at a price as they usually cost more to buy and install than 3-tab shingles. But overtime, you’ll likely spend less on repairs because architectural shingles are quite sturdy and enjoy a longer lifespan than 3-tab shingles.
Professional Roof Installation Services in Central Florida
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