Shingles Architectural and Designer
Architectural Asphalt Shingles
Architectural Asphalt Shingles are the most popular residential roofing material. Modern asphalt roofing shingles have a mat of fiberglass covered in asphalt and then covered in granules to face the weather. The layers of the composite tile work together to form a flexible, but durable and waterproof shingle.
They’re available in a wide range of styles and colors, and can even mimic the look of slate or tile. They last on average 20 years, making them a cost effective roofing solution for your Carolina home.
Architectural Asphalt Shingles are very easy for contractors to install, but it’s important to make sure they are installed properly. If installed incorrectly, shingles may fail early because water will be able to penetrate underneath from cracks or wind uplift. That’s why you should entrust your shingle roof installation to the experienced contractors at Brazen Roofing.
Designer Architectural Laminated Shingles
Commonly referred to as “luxury,” “premium” or “designer” by various shingle manufacturers, this category comprises the ultimate, top-of-the-line architectural laminated shingles.
Out of all the different types of shingles, this designer shingle category most resembles the look of genuine wood shakes or neutral slate tiles. Because this line is a natural look, it also offers the smallest range of color blends to choose from.
Designer shingles also have a class that contains not just two, but three layers laminated together for an exceptionally thick dimensional profile. With an improved degree of thickness and weight, this Class 4 Impact Resistance Rating delivers extra cushioning power against impacts. Not every designer shingle holds this classification so if it’s an important factor you’re looking for, make sure to check the specifications before making your final selection.
If you’re planning to stay in your home for many years to come, these shingles will provide superior weather resistance and a solid long-term value for the cost.
If you intend to move in a few years, you may consider choosing the more economical architectural shingles instead but either choice will boost your home’s resale value.