The Differences Between 3 Tab and Laminate Shingles

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If you’re considering a replacement for your shingle roof, you may have heard phrases like “3 tab shingles”, “dimensional shingles”, “laminate shingles” or “architectural shingles” and wondered about the differences between all these different types of shingle roofs. The truth is, there are really only two different types. There are 3 tab shingles and laminate shingles, which are sometimes called dimensional or architectural shingles. Capital Roofing, LLC works with both types of shingles and is happy to assist you with your roof replacement.

So what’s the difference?

While they are both asphalt shingles, there are some significant differences between 3 tab and laminate shingles.

3 tab shingles

3 tab shingles have been the roofing material for many years, but their popularity is waning. They have a very flat appearance, as all the shingles are the same shape, size and color. Their lifespan tends to be shorter than most other roofing material. They are, however, less expensive than most roofing materials and as a lightweight roofing material, they won’t put a lot of strain on your roof.

Laminate Shingles

Laminate shingles have risen to popularity in recent years. They are made of two layers of asphalt roofing, and the shingles come in a variety of sizes to give the roof a multi-dimensional look. They have a very long lifespan and are able to withstand extremely strong winds. The downside to these shingles is their price. They are much more expensive to install than 3 tab shingle roofing.

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Whether you decide to go with the 3 tab or laminate shingle roof, Capital Roofing, LLC is here to help you install it. Give us a call today at (918) 260-4075.