Architectural Roof Shingles
Architectural roofing shingles are designed to make a shingle roof look more like a shake roof. However, the benefits of architectural shingles goes beyond their visual appeal.

3 Benefits to Architectural Roofing Shingles

  1. 3-tab shingles (traditional looking shingles) are typically rated for winds up to 60 mph. Architectural shingles can withstand winds up to 110 – 130 mph.
  2. Life expectancy can be 25 – 50 years vs. 10 – 15 for some 3-tab shingles.
  3. Due to the added protection and visual enhancement, they can increase the resale value of your home.

Manufacturers of Architectural Roofing Shingles

Some of the more popular options when it comes to this energy-saving style of shingle would be:
CertainTeed’s Landmark Solaris
Owens Corning ’s Duration Premium Cool Shingles
GAF’s Timberline Cool Series Energy-Saving Shingles.

Things to Consider

With any roofing material, you want to make sure that you consider the environment for which the shingles will installed it. If you have excessive heat or cold temperatures, that could factor into the buying decision.

The installation of the shingles is also a very important factor to consider. You want to use a roofing company that has experience with the type of shingles you are considering.