Architectural shingles provide a stunning three-dimensional appearance that rivals the classic look of natural wood shake. Designed to evoke the depth and surface texture of natural roofing materials, with features such as soft shadowlines, lending the shingles a smooth, refined look. A look that is both striking and classical.
Another benefit of an architectural shingle is higher resistance to wind and other elements of nature. Most architectural shingles wholesale nfl jerseys weigh between 240 and 340 pounds per square and withstand winds up to 110 mph! Other features include algae resistance and Impact Resistance which is a great bonus for homes around golf courses.
Some of these shingles have the additional attribute of resisting the growth of algae (commonly called fungus), especially in damp regions. This design feature helps prevent the black streaking commonly seen on shingles in areas with high humidity and rainfall totals. Algae resistant shingles are not available or needed in all regions.
These shingles are generally composed of a fiber glass mat base. They have ceramic-coated mineral granules that are tightly embedded in carefully refined, water-resistant asphalt. Two pieces of the shingle are firmly laminated together in a special tough asphaltic cement. Architectural shingles also have self-sealing adhesive and are available in “English” dimensions 12″ x 36″ and in “Metric” dimensions 13 1/4″ x 38 3/4″, depending on the product and sales region.
This type of shingle can be used on roofs with slopes greater than 2″ per foot. Low slope applications (2″ to 4″ per foot) require additional underlayment to prevent leakage. In areas where icing along the eaves can cause a backup of water, they must have a waterproofing underlayment such as the CertainTeed WinterGuard Waterproofing Shingle Underlayment, or its equivalent, placed under the shingles according to application instructions provided with the product and on the shingle package.
Architectural shingles come in a wide variety of colors but availability can vary by region. Please refer to the product colors by region charts, sample boards, information centers and consult your sales representative to verify color availability.