Shingles

Asphalt Asphalt

Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural or laminated shingles, are asphalt shingles with a twist. Regular asphalt shingles have three regularly spaced asphalt tabs, giving the roofing material a very repetitive pattern. Dimensional shingles have two layers of shingle material bonded together. A big advantage of asphalt shingle roofs, including dimensional shingles, is their cost. Because they are easy to manufacture and to install, asphalt shingles are inexpensive compared to other roofing materials. Asphalt shingle roofs are easy to install, flexible and sturdy, making them compatible with many roof designs.

Fiberglass Shingles

Fiberglass Shingles shingles instead contain a fiberglass mat as the base material. The fiberglass core also provides these shingles with the highest available fire rating, and greatly reduces their weight. The lightness of fiberglass shingles allows for an easier and less expensive installation.

3-Tab

3-Tab shingles contain a core made of felt/other organic materials, are especially durable in colder climates, and are heavier than their fiberglass counterpart, giving higher wind resistance. The main advantage of asphalt shingle roofing is economic value, costing much less than most other forms of roofing.

Dimensional

Dimensional shingles instead contain a fiberglass mat as the base material. The fiberglass core also provides these shingles with the highest available fire rating, and greatly reduces their weight. The lightness of fiberglass shingles allows for an easier and less expensive installation.