Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural or laminated, are often compared to asphalt shingles, though they have some unique differences. Dimensional shingles were first used in the 70’s by homeowners who wanted shingles that resembled cedar, but performed like asphalt. They’ve come a long way in recent decades, as manufacturers introduced quality, stylish dimensional shingles that are as sturdy and dependable as they are beautiful.
Dimensional shingles offer affordability, reliability and style. They are a very popular choice, and tend to be regarded as the mid-range option when compared to 3-tab shingles and designer shingles. Running about 20% less, 3-tab is the more economical, but doesn’t offer the same style and benefits as dimensional. Designer shingles are a high end alternative, but can cost up to 50% more than dimensional. Dimensional shingles are the preferred option if style, cost-effectiveness and durability are key requirements.
Here are some facts and benefits of dimensional shingles:
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