What Are Architectural Shingles & Are They Good For Your Home?
You may have heard of architectural shingles at a home show, on television, or from a friend. But what are they, and what kind of advantages do they provide to your home? Let's take a look at how you and your home can benefit from installing architectural shingles.
What Are Architectural Shingles?
Architectural shingles are dimensional or laminated shingles which add real beauty to your home. They typically use a water-resistant asphalt, with ceramic coated minerals inside on a fiberglass base. Architectural shingles can imitate many different styles, such as cedar shake, slate, and more.
Architectural shingles are thicker and offer many more colors for you to choose from. They can weigh more, however, depending on their makeup.
How Are Architectural Shingles Good For Your Home?
Architectural shingles are more resistant to high winds, rain, and snow. With Minnesota's strong winter storms, these can be a great choice to protect your home. They also provide additional insulation levels to your roof with their thickness.
Architectural shingles are also less likely to crack or break when exposed to harsh weather, and won't fade.
While initial cost is higher, these shingles last longer and thus add more value to your home. The curb appeal is much better if you're planning on selling your home in the future as well.
At BD Exteriors, our team is certified through Certainteed as Master Shingle Applicators, and we have a Shingle Quality Specialist on staff to ensure your architectural shingles are installed perfectly.