Three-tab Shingles vs. Architectural Shingles

At McKee Homes, two different types of shingles are offered: three-tab shingles and architectural shingles. Shingles can be frequently overlooked when picking a home, however it is one of the most important features offered.

It is important to know the difference between the two shingles before picking which one to cover your roof. These two types vary in price, style, effectiveness and appearance.

types of roof shingles

Three-tab shingles are the more traditional of the two. The three-tab style has been around for decades longer than architectural. It is made of asphalt and has a single shape and size for every piece that lays flat over one another, creating a brick-like appearance. Since they are all the same shape and size, it provides a very clean, neat and consistent look on the roof.

Three-tab shingles are lighter and thinner than architectural shingles, so while they are less expensive, their warranty is typically 20-25 years, which is less than that of architectural shingles.

Architectural shingles are the latest up-and-coming style for roofing. They vary in shape, size, and color, highlighting the different sections of the roof with a great three-dimensional appearance. This type of shingle is heavier than three-tab shingles, making them more structurally durable. The heavy fiberglass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules allow this type of shingle to last longer and therefore carry a longer warranty (typically 30-35 years). Upgrades to architectural shingles are offered by McKee Homes in communities with three-tab shingles.

Architectural shingles are more expensive, however. This is because of the material and the durability of the shingles. This type of shingle is great for houses in areas with extreme weather since they are more resistant to wind and rain than three-tab shingles.

Shingles are a very important feature on your home. It is important to like the appearance of the roof as well as be secure with the sustainability the shingles will provide. At McKee Homes, we offer both types of shingles to meet your financial needs and appearance wants. For more information about architectural and three-tab shingles, please feel free to contact us anytime at (910) 672-7296 or visit www.McKeeHomesNC.com/contact-us.

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