What Are Architectural Shingles?
Architectural shingles have starter edges that hide the joints once your roof is finished. It would help if you did not worry about how your starter strip looks and how well it fits your shingles. Architectural shingles work hand in hand with starter shingles and 3-tab shingles; they are heavier than 3-tab shingles and offer better wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes and give your roof a unique look, with abilities to prevent water from seeping through. They also offer a long life expectancy with more warranties. They consist of a mat base with heavy fiberglass and mineral granules with ceramic coatings, as well as another coating of water-resistant, refined, asphalt.
What Other Types Of Roofs Do We Handle?
We offer installation, maintenance, and repair of all your asphalt roofs. They include starter, 3-tab, and hip and ridge shingles.
- Starter shingles: Starter strips or starter shingles are the first shingle products placed on the roof. Other shingles cover them, so the color isn’t important. They usually have darker roofing granules. They are rectangular and work with any shingle style, and are similar to all fiberglass-reinforced shingles.
- Architectural shingles: They have two single strips to make a dimensional shingle. The tabs come in different shapes and sizes, similar to how a wood shake looks.
- Hip and ridge shingles: They consist of the finishings and are the top flight. They protect the roof by bringing two roof slopes together to ensure it is weather-tight. Hip and ridge shingles are essential for the entire roofing system, while also adding beauty.
- 3-Tab shingles: This shingle refers to 3 uniform tabs or cutouts made on shingles, especially along the lower edge. They often look like 3 different pieces upon installation. Some of their advantages are that they are more affordable and fashionable.
How are these shingles installed, and what are their uses?
Installation of shingles starts from the base of the slope and stops at the top. A unique cap made of shingle material ties both sides of the roof together and protects the sides. The roof will also have vents covered for protection and optimum appearance. They consist of 2 laminated single strips to make a dimensional shingle. The tabs come in different shapes and sizes.
Uses Of Shingles
They serve to:
- Protect your home
- Stylize your house
Shingles have been used for a long time, with asphalt shingles topping the league. Architectural shingles and the likes offer a durable option for your roofing needs. Contact SYL Roofing Supply today to find out the best kind of shingles you can get in Tampa and Orlando.