Craftech Roofing in Denver, Colorado, provides architectural and dimensional shingle installation and replacement for commercial and residential roofs. Though both terms are often used interchangeably for the same material, there is a subtle difference between these two types of shingles. Our expert roofers can show you the difference and help you determine which is best for your new roof.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles were developed in the 1970s because residential roofers thought that 3-tab shingles (which were common at the time) looked too flat. Manufacturers applied an additional layer of shingles on top to give the material depth, natural shadows, and more visual variety.

Architectural Shingles

Roofing companies introduced architectural shingles in the 1980s as an option for upscale homes. They are dimensional shingles that are cut into custom shapes, making them a bit more expensive than standard dimensional shingles.

Manufacturers craft most architectural shingles to simulate high-end, commercial roofing — slate, tile, and wood shingles, for example. They make your home or business look more expensive than the roof cost, which is why they’re still popular today.

Benefits Of Dimensional & Architectural Shingles

Architectural and dimensional shingles are two of the most versatile roofing materials available. They can fit a wide range of roof styles, shapes, and sizes, meaning they can be used on practically any roof. But these aren’t the only reasons commercial roofers recommend them.

  • Asphalt shingles are water-resistant and fire retardant.
  • They hold up well against rain, snow, and winds up to 120 mph.
  • They’re less likely to warp over time.
  • Roofing companies offer 25-50 year warranties.
  • Unlike heavier materials, these shingles don’t require any additional roof supports.
  • Lightweight construction makes them an excellent choice for steep or complex roofs that prevent the use of other materials.
  • Shingles hide structural imperfections in a roof better than other materials.
  • Shingles are engineered to deflect light, keeping them cooler and saving you money in the summer.
  • There are lots of colors and options available to give your roof a unique look.

When To Repair Shingle Roofs

All asphalt shingles are vulnerable to algae, mold, and mildew because the organic components in the shingle are one of mold’s favorite targets. If your roof is turning green or another unusual color, it’s time to call a roofer for an inspection. Luckily, architectural and dimensional shingles are readily available, so you won’t have to wait long for your new roof.

Get Your Quote Today

Do you need a Denver roof installation company for dimensional or architectural shingle repair or installation? Our team of licensed roofers will get the job done right the first time. With free inspections and insurance claim assistance, we’ll make the process as stress-free as possible. Contact Craftech Roofing today to get your custom quote.