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3 Tab Asphalt Shingles - All Under One Roof

The most common choice of homeowners for many years, 3 tab asphalt shingles are also the least expensive option of asphalt shingles. In their standard form, 3 tab shingles appear as three separate shingles. This appearance is achieved by means of a strip with notches. For this reason they also require careful installation to best create a uniform appearance and avoid a wavy look. The classic 3 tab asphalt shingles meet general roofing needs, fire resistance standards and come with warrantees of 20 to 50 years.

Make Way for Architectural 3 Tab Shingles

Three tab asphalt shingles have set the stage over time for specialty architectural composition shingles. The latter are easier to lay, thus saving on installation time, effort and cost. Unlike in the case of the classic 3 tab asphalt shingles, however, architectural shingles must be examined to ensure that they have two full layers and a full width lamination. Although 3 tab asphalt shingles are somewhat cheaper than the architectural composite ones, the latter are vastly growing in popularity and pushing the former out of the market. The cost of 3 tab asphalt shingles, ranging from $15 to $25 a square, prior to installation, makes them still popular, mostly on starter homes.

Countless Benefits with 3 Tab Asphalt Shingles

Since they are still in use, 3 tab asphalt shingles are offered in a variety of colors to satisfy practically any style preference. They are also economical when it comes to repairing asphalt shingles or an overall re-roofing job. Although the choice of roof shingles is a composite of style, budget and time, to name but a few factors, it is not as common to find homeowners choose 3 tab asphalt shingles to be used. They generally are less attractive and do not last for very long, possibly affecting the resale value of the home.

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