Architectural Roof Shingles
Architectural shingles (sometimes referred to as dimensional shingles) feature thickness and texture that can provide the look and prestige of wood shakes or wood shingles. Aside from the benefit of aesthetics, they provide outstanding wind resistance and longevity. They’ll withstand a 130 MPH wind (much more than you should ever have to worry about in Michigan) and will last 50 years.
Unlike real wood shingles, architectural shingles are much heavier to provide reliable strength that won’t rot, crack, or split. The Atlas Pinnacle® Pristine Shingle featuring Scotchgard™ Protector is a high-quality, durable shingle that is beautiful and algae-resistant, meaning that your roof will remain untarnished for years to come. The likelihood you’ll ever need to replace or repair a section of your new roof is almost nil, and if you do? We’ve got you covered with our leak-free guarantee which assures you’ll never have to worry about it.
Are Architectural Shingles Worth the Extra Cost?
Although dimensional shingles do require a larger up-front investment than the 3-tab shingle, the peace of mind, added curb appeal, product longevity and additional home value make it a worthwhile investment and offset the increase in cost. The roofing shingles heavily influence the home appraisal process. Many housing developments require the use of dimensional shingles so you may have that consideration as well.
Whether you know architectural shingles are your solution, or you think they might be your ideal choice, request a free estimate so we can equip you to make an informed decision.