For homeowners who desire a secure, durable and attractive roof, there are few better options than an architectural laminated shingle. Architectural laminated shingles are highly advanced asphalt roofing materials. Many homeowners are quickly making the switch because they are affordable, beautiful and dependable.

With a wide range of product options, relatively inexpensive installation fees and appealing aesthetics, architectural laminated shingles can provide the protection that your home needs, while being a fraction of the cost of other roofing systems.

There are two type of asphalt shingles: organic and fiberglass. Organic shingles are paper-based, and are saturated with asphalt to make them waterproof. Fiberglass shingles are composed of a base layer of glass fiber, and they are also coated with asphalt to ensure waterproofing. Fiberglass shingles are more weather-proof, environmentally friendly, and durable than organic shingles. We primarily recommend the use of fiberglass laminated shingles, because they have a longer life expectancy, are more weather-resistant, and are often the better investment.

Picking the right shingle can be tough if you don’t know what to look for. There is a wide array of manufacturers to choose from, and there is a variety of different styles, patterns, textures, and colours at your disposal.

Mountain West Roofing works with a number of premium manufacturers, which include CertainTeed, GAF, Malarkey and others. We will consult with you to determine which product will fit your budget, while accommodating your standards for quality, durability, and aesthetics.

Three-Tab Shingles

Three-tab shingles are composed of one flat layer that is cut to give the appearance of three shingles. They are more thin than architectural shingles, and they also tend to have a shorter warranty. Besides this, three-tab shingles are still incredibly popular among homeowners, and they can be a cost-friendly option if you’re on a budget.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles (a.k.a laminated or dimensional shingles) are different than the traditional three-tab shingle appearance. The shingle tabs have various shapes and sizes, which can give the roof’s layout a more dimensional look. When compared against three-tab shingles, architectural shingles weigh more, are thicker, and are more resistant to wind and other harsh weather elements. Because of the way they’re built, architectural shingles tend to have a longer life expectancy and warranty than three-tab shingles.

When compared against the average asphalt roofing material, architectural laminated shingles are the better choice. Because of the quality of their construction, they are more weather-resistant, have a longer lifecycle and often have better warranty plans. The team at Mountain West Roofing can help you find the architectural shingle that can protect your roof and raise the overall value of your home.