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What is the Difference Between Architectural and Three-Tab Shingles?

One of the most common designs for asphalt roofing shingles has been the three-tab shingle; but architectural shingles are a reliable alternative. The three tab is commonly a flat, single-layer shingle. Architectural shingles, also referred to as laminate or dimensional shingles, have multiple layers laminated together with an adhesive for enhanced profile and performance.


Shingle Styles

Asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles to complement any architectural design and increase a home’s curb appeal. The three most common styles are strip shingles, laminate shingles, and designer shingles. Asphalt roofing is also available in rolls for low slope roofs. Let’s take a look at what makes each style unique.