Also called architectural shingles, 3-dimensional (3D) shingles were designed primarily for appearance. In the 1970s, luxury homeowners were looking for a roofing material with the performance of asphalt, and the aesthetics of cedar. 3D shingles was the answer. With a double bonded layer, 3D shingles offer better protection from wind and hail. The strongest grades of 3D shingles can withstand a Level 2 tornado with 130 mph winds. That’s not all. 3D roofing also offers:
- A longer lifespan (up to 40-50 years in many cases)
- A decidedly attractive appearance
- More options in colors and finishes for a look that matches the unique style of your home
- Heavier construction for a more durable roof
- Versatility. 3D shingles can be used on almost any type or pitch of roof
- Can be installed on almost any type or pitch of roof
While there are certainly advantages to a 3D architectural roof, there are some considerations homeowners should be aware of when making their decision:
- Cost. Expect to pay about 20% more for the double layer of a 3D architectural roof.
- Mildew susceptibility. The organic material in 3D shingles can attract mold.
- Roof type. Architectural 3D shingles are not recommended for low-sloping roofs.
Did You Know:
- The average residential roof in the U.S. is 1,600 sq. ft.
- Your roof is made up of more than just shingles. An entire roofing system includes underlayment, a drip edge, an ice and water barrier, a ridge cap, ventilation and, of course, nails.
Clayton Restoration is your local roofing specialist. We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your home is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact Clayton Restoration Company today at 314-266-6379.
In addition to architectural roofing, we are also experts in many other types of residential roofing, such as metal, shake, slate and tile, as well as commercial roofing.
At Clayton Restoration, our number one goal is to earn “customers for life.” We are never just after a quick sale!