Laminated shingles, also known as architectural shingles, are a type of shingle that provides more support than the traditional, 3-tab strip shingle and gives the illusion of a slate or wooden roof for only a fraction of the cost. Attaching two shingles together instead of using only one creates laminated shingles. This process adds to their overall strength and durability.
The original strip shingle is created by attaching asphalt to paper matting and adding granules to add the color and desired the look of the shingle. Fiberglass may be used to strengthen the shingle. Though these shingles are less expensive and are common for roofing, their lifespan varies dramatically based on the amount of harsh weather they are subjected to. The wear and tear of the elements can fade or tear the shingles.
Laminated asphalt shingles are created using the same approach, but combine the strength of two shingles for better quality. Laminated shingles are formed by attaching two shingles to each other, thereby creating a pattern to mimic the look of a wood or slate roof. This is desirable both for its stability against the elements and its expensive look. The laminate shingle may also use fiberglass for reinforcement.
We install both TruDefinition® and Duration® Designer Colors Collection by Owens Corning; Bright. Bold. Brilliant. The world is full of color, and we have the power to choose the colors we surround ourselves with. To make your home truly vibrant, don’t overlook the power of color on your roof to help coordinate exterior accents like paint, trim and even landscaping. TruDefinition® and Duration® Designer Colors Collection Shingles can bring it all together with maximum vibrancy; along with colors, you won’t find anywhere else.