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Towson Roofing Pros Explains the Difference Between Architectural Shingle and 3-Tab Shingles

January 06, 2023
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Towson Roofing Pros, a roofing company in Towson, MD, has recently published a blog post that examines the difference between 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles. There are two general kinds of asphalt shingle roofs, which are the architectural shingle and the 3-tab shingle. The 3-tab shingle is made up of a single flat layer and doesn't have a dimensional look. They are less costly but generally have a shorter life span. On the other hand, architectural shingles are shingle tabs with different sizes and shapes and typically thicker compared to 3-tab shingles. They are typically more costly but have a longer life span.

A spokesperson for Towson Roofing Pros says, “There are many reasons homeowners choose asphalt shingle roofs for their properties such as their hardiness to weather conditions, affordability, low maintenance requirements and their aesthetically pleasing appearance. An asphalt shingle roof is considered a long-term investment that can last for decades with proper maintenance. The materials are resistant to moisture damage, fire, hail storms and high winds which makes them an attractive option for many homeowners. Asphalt shingles are also very affordable which allows homeowners to get more for their money. They can be less expensive than most other roofing materials and installation costs are reasonable compared to tile roofs.”

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Asphalt shingles are appropriate for homes that are often exposed to severe weather conditions, such as wind speeds higher than 130 miles per hour, hurricanes, and heavy snow loads. They can provide asphalt roofing in various colors, styles, and patterns to ensure they have something for every kind of preference. They offer three kinds of asphalt shingles, which are the architectural shingles, three-tab shingles, and laminated shingles.

Traditionally, asphalt shingles have been the 3-tab type up until the 1980s. This type of asphalt shingles has offered the benefits of ease of installation and a variety of color blends. However, technological advances in the 1980s and changing consumer tastes resulted in the development of architectural laminated shingles. This means that a shingle is made up of two or more basic shingles that have been bonded or laminated together. Architectural shingles can be fabricated in such a way that they can look like natural slate tiles or cedar shakes without having to worry about the usual issues with weight, installation, flammability, and maintenance for shingles made of wood and the more expensive costs of real stone roofing and wood materials. The cost of architectural shingles will vary by a lot, not just between shingle manufacturers, but also within various classes.

Established in 2005, Towson Roofing Pros serves as a Baltimore roofing company offering a wide range of roofing services for both residential and commercial buildings in the area. They offer high quality service at a cost-effective price and they also provide free estimates for all of their roofing services. When a customer has asked for an estimate, they will schedule a visit to the home, and they will perform the necessary measurements for the roof and then come up with a detailed plan for the installation of a new asphalt shingle roof, metal roof, etc. And after making the requisite calculations, they will submit a written proposal to the customer, which will include details about the various tasks to be performed, the materials to be used, and the costs of labor and installation. After the customer has agreed to the proposal, they will schedule when the roofing project begins. They provide their roofing services throughout the Baltimore area, such as Lutherville-Timonium, Cockeysville, Towson, Carney, Parkville, Hampton, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Brooklandville, Reisterstown, Yorktown, Carney, and the greater Baltimore area.

The quality of the roofing services provided by Towson Roofing Pros is proven by the highly positive reviews they have been receiving. For example, Margaret Blair has given them a five star rating and said, “The Towson Roofing Pros was outstanding from beginning to end. They offered a variety of choices for the repairs and gave excellent advice on the underlying problems impacting my roof. They were reasonably priced in comparison to others and found a few problems that the other companies missed. Very pleased with the outcome and would be happy to work with them again.”

Those who need more information about architectural shingles and 3-tab shingles can visit the Towson Roofing Pros website or contact them on the phone. They are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.

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