What You Need to Know About Architectural Shingles from Your Premier Ann Arbor Roofing Company

Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, have become the preferred choice for many homeowners. Seen as an upgrade from traditional 3-tab shingles, they provide both a stunning appearance and solid protection against some of the most extreme weather conditions. Sherriff-Goslin, the premier roofing company in Ann Arbor offers two different types of architectural shingles: StormMaster® Shake and Pinnacle® Pristine.

Curb Appeal

Today, architectural shingles are manufactured with impressive shapes, distinct shadow lines, and a wider choice of available color options. One noticeable difference is that these shingles are larger than their 3-tab counterparts. To many homeowners, that factor gives a house more impressive curb appeal when compared to standard-sized shingles.

The shadow feature and wider color selection give a roof that dimensional look found with more “high-end” roof materials, such as slate, tile, and cedar shakes. However, architectural shingles provide the advantages of lower cost and less maintenance than roofs made with those types of materials.

High Performance

Architectural shingles give a roof much more than just a stunning look. They have the added benefits of high performance technology. Those more expensive types of roofs don’t provide the higher level of protection offered with a dimensional asphalt shingle. Made with a laminated process for added weight and strength, these larger sized shingles stay intact in the face of hurricane-force winds.

Certain lines of architectural shingles, such as StormMaster® Shake and Pinnacle® Pristine, also resist the black streaks caused by algae that can make a roof look old in just a few years. These shingles are made with Scotchgard™ Protector and will continue to hold an impressive appearance for decades.

Take a Look

With the Sherriff-Goslin Ann Arbor website’s shingle visualizer, you can see how these shingles will look with the click of your mouse. After deciding which style of shingle would be best for your home, you can then click to the wide array of colors available.

If you’re planning to build a new home or considering a renovation of your current roof, contact us today to learn about the many benefits possible by installing dimensional shingles.