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Architectural vs 3-tab Shingles



One of the most common questions we get from homeowners is what the difference is between architectural and 3-tab shingles, and which route they should go.

The major differences break down in to three main categories.


Durability, Design and Price

Durability:

Architectural shingles are equipped with double the amount of asphalt, making them more capable of withstanding the elements. Due to this increase in durability, architectural shingles will have a higher wind rating and a longer warranty from the manufacturer.

Design:

This is all personal preference. Some people prefer the uniform design that 3-tab shingles provide, while others much prefer the depth and layers that architectural give a home.