Benefits of Architectural Shingles

Roofing shingles are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, thickness, and materials. Architectural (also called dimensional, composite, or laminate) shingles are a very popular choice due to their distinct textural and multi-dimensional appearance. These high performance, premium grade asphalt shingles add an aesthetic appeal to homes and businesses along with a variety of additional benefits.

Dozens of options

Architectural shingles come in a variety of color, texture, and pattern choices. They can also be crafted to mimic the look of more expensive roofing materials such as cedar shake, slate, or tile—giving your home or business an elevated appearance without the additional maintenance or expense.

Easy installation

Architectural shingles put less stress on you roof because although they are heavier they don’t need the extra support that traditional asphalt shingles do. They are also easier than other roofing materials to cut and fit into all areas of your roof, making installation easier and less costly.


Standard 3-tab asphalt shingles are more vulnerable to damage from hail, high winds, and severe weather due to the fact they contain only a single layer of material on top of a cloth or fiberglass mat. Architectural shingles are made from multiple layers of stronger, thicker asphalt and granules laminated together. While traditional shingles can withstand 60-80 mph winds, architectural shingles are able to withstand wind speeds up to 130 mph.

Energy efficiency

Residential and commercial roofs have huge impacts on energy use (and costs). Providing more insulation and light deflection than standard shingles, architectural shingles reduce heat transference year round (resulting in lower heating and cooling bills) and remain cooler in the hot summer months.

Long life span

Standard 3-tab asphalt shingles generally last 15-20 years while architectural shingles will usually last 25-30 years. Some super-premium grades can last for up to 50 years and the highest quality architectural shingles can have warranties for 75 years!

Superior value

Architectural shingles have a 25-30% higher initial cost but they will last almost twice as long (and require less maintenance and replacement) as standard 3-tab asphalt shingles, making them a far superior value.

Trust Reset for all your roofing needs

At Reset Roofing we are proud of our client testimonials, our financing specials, and our customer service. If you are ready to protect the roof of your home or business with high performance, beautiful architectural shingles, contact Reset Roofing today.

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