Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, are among the highest quality roofing shingles available, offering a range of color schemes and styles to fit any taste or budget. Dimensional roofing shingles outperform and outlast traditional shingles, and even come in shake and slate styles. These shingles are designed to endure weathering and abuse better than flat shingles, right down to the type of aggregate and asphalt used in the outer layer.
These laminated composite shingles are constructed on a fiberglass mat, much like traditional ones but have a raised surface that produces a three-dimensional appearance, hence the name dimensional shingles. The pattern lends a stunning effect to any structure, commercial or residential and also helps the shingles resist impact and weathering much better, and for longer periods of time.
Architectural style roofing shingles are so well designed that most brands, even the economy styles, come with a limited lifetime guarantee. Replacing flat shingles with an dimensional style not only improves the look and longevity of a given structure. It also greatly reduces the chances of future replacements, while adding value to the structure at the same time.