Here at Crown Builders, we understand that you care about your home, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. One of the most important parts of any home from both a functional and a design perspective is the roof, as it serves the vital purpose of protecting the structure and everyone in it from the elements, but it also forms a key part of the visual character of the exterior. If you are looking for a way to improve your roof on both counts, you should consider having architectural shingles installed. If you’ve never heard of architectural shingles, keep reading to find out what they are.
Architectural shingles are high-quality, laminated shingles designed to add beauty and character to any roof. Unlike traditional asphalt shingles, which are pretty flat, architectural shingles are typically designed to have more dimension and variation in order to create a more interesting visual profile for the roof. While some architectural shingles just look like fancier asphalt shingles, others are designed to mimic the look of other roofing materials–for example, there are architectural shingles that look like cedar shakes, clay tiles, and more.
In addition to looking better than standard shingles, architectural shingles are also designed to be tougher and more durable. They are made with a fiberglass base mat, a coating of water-resistant asphalt, and finally an outer coating of ceramic materials to complete the package and provide even more durability. They will definitely keep your home safe from the elements while also looking great.