Architectural Shingles Edmonton
Shingles are among the most popular choice of roofing in most homes. This is mainly due to the fact that they are affordable and last reasonably long. The most popular choice of the shingles is known as the asphalt shingles. Many other choices have come up of late, including the architectural shingles. There are various other choices in terms of color, style and texture among others.
What are architectural shingles?
The architectural shingles Edmonton are also known as laminated shingles comprise of several layers of tabs in order to create additional thickness. These shingles are also known as three dimensional shingles due to their ability of creating visual depth on roofs. They are not to be confused with interlocking shingles, which refer to individual shingles which are fastened mechanically to each other.
They offer great resistance to wind than the other types of shingles. They are available in various sizes and shapes and designs. They are not to be confused with strip shingles. The strip shingles are known for their length and are available in metric and standard dimensions. They are distinguished from the other types of singles by their tabs or cutouts. Three tab shingle is the most common form of the strip shingles. It is possible to achieve various lighting, shadowing and textural effects depending on the alignment, shape and number of the cutouts in the shingles.
Are they for you?
In addition to the feature of creating visual depth in roofs, architectural shingles Edmonton retain most of the other features of shingles. This means they perform well in various weather and climatic conditions and are good in resisting wind and other conditions. However, these are a bit costly. They also need special expertise in installation and so may cost you a bit more to install, than the typical shingles. In fact, you should expressly enquire from the roofing contractors to determine whether or not they have experience and expertise in installation of architectural shingles.
Are they worth the extra cost?
Architectural shingles are worth the extra cost if you are really desirous of having a unique roofing style. Remember that they are the only roofing material that will give visual depth, and give your home a totally different look from that of the neighborhoods. Note that in addition to the initial cost of installation, they also require maintenance just like any other roofing material. You may also discuss with your roofing contractor and determine if they are worth the additional cost.