Roofing Materials

What’s the difference between standard strip (3 tab) shingles and laminated?

Laminated shingles are strip shingles containing more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also referred to as three-dimensional shingles or architectural style shingles.

In recent years laminated shingles have become increasingly popular with homeowners seeking a custom look. These multi-layered shingles are thicker than standard shingles, and also have shadowing for an enhanced three-dimensional aspect. They are offered in a wide variety of colors and styles, including tile, wood shake, and slate look-a likes.

Laminated shingles can be the best choice for roofing over existing shingles, as their rougher texture and increased thickness give a more pleasing cosmetic appearance than a standard shingle can, and at a very reasonable price.

Priebe Roofing and Restoration can supply you with many brochures for additional information and color choices.